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The Gaming Hall of Fame

2018 Inductee

Steven Perskie


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Steven Perskie (b. 1945) is a pioneer for the expansion of gaming.

 As a young New Jersey state legislator representing Atlantic City in the 1970s, Perskie led efforts to legalize the first casinos in the U.S. outside of Nevada. As an assemblyman, he drafted and sponsored the New Jersey Casino Control Act, which serves as the model for gaming legislation around the world. His efforts led to the revitalization of Atlantic City and ultimately convinced a national audience that gaming could be regulated effectively. Following his political career, Perskie served as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge and was appointed as chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in the 1990s. 

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