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Office of the Gaming Inspector General

Responsible for promoting transparency, accountability, and the integrity of New York’s lawful gaming activity.



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As a part of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013, the Office of the Gaming Inspector General was created to promote transparency and accountability and to ensure that all lawful gaming in New York State, including horse racing and casino and mobile wagering, are of the highest integrity, credibility, and quality. The Gaming Inspector General is tasked with investigating allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity and conflicts of interest or abuse related to gaming activity. Notably, all New York State Gaming Commission employees have an affirmative obligation to promptly report any information concerning such activity. 


In June of 2021 the Gaming Inspector General was brought under the umbrella of the Office of the New York State Inspector General. 






Deputy Inspector General for Gaming

Lisa Lee has extensive experience spanning more than 20 years directing and managing highly sensitive and complex investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse in government. She most recently served as the Gaming Inspector General for the NYS Gaming Commission.

In June 2021, the Office of the Gaming Inspector General (“OGIG”) was brought under the umbrella of the Offices of the State Inspector General (“OSIG”). Prior to joining OSIG/OGIG, she worked in several Inspector General’s offices, including, those with oversight in health care, housing, and sanitation. At the Health and Hospitals Corporation, she served as the Deputy Inspector General for nine years and was responsible for supervising and conducting investigations for the multibillion-dollar public benefit corporation. She also worked for the New York City Department of Investigation’s Inspector General’s Office for the Housing Development Corporation and Sanitation, where she pursued corruption, misconduct and other violations of law, city and agency rules, regulations and ethical code of conduct. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Lee graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice Planning and Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and obtained a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.