For Immediate Release: January 31, 2023
Contact: Michael Kane,, (518)-436-1122


Stacey Rowland Will Lead Statewide Association whose members Generate Hundreds of Millions Annually for New York State Schools

(ALBANY, NY) – The Board of Directors of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA), a trade association of racing and gaming venues throughout the state, has named Stacey Rowland, the General Counsel for Genting Americas Inc., as the next Chair of NYGA, the second woman and first person of color to hold the post.

The New York Gaming Association advocates for and advances the interests of its members located at racing and gaming venues throughout the state. The association works in partnership with state government on long-term strategies to increase revenues for education, support the racing, breeding and gaming industries, and generate new jobs and revenue for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

“Stacey’s innate leadership abilities, exceptional communication skills, and extensive governmental and policy experience will help our industry prosper and deliver even greater benefits for students and taxpayers throughout New York,” said NYGA President and Executive Director Michael Kane.

Rowland has served in her current role with Genting Americas since last May. She previously held management positions in both the private and public sectors. Prior to her previous gaming experience Rowland served as  Deputy Superintendent with the NYS Insurance Department, Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Counsel in the Office of the NYS Comptroller as well as years working in the private legal sector. She currently serves as the Chairperson for the Town Board of Ethics in Colonie. Until December of 2022, she served as a Board Member of Proctor’s Theater and for a decade, served as Treasurer for the Saratoga Sparks AAU Basketball Club.

“I am honored to lead an association that exemplifies good corporate citizenship,” said Rowland. “From its inception, our industry has been an economic engine for our schools, our state, and our communities. The members of NYGA will continue to use their expertise to support the industry through a statewide perspective.”

NYGA’s members include gaming and racing facilities from Long Island to Western New York. Collectively, they had an economic impact of $2.9 billion in 2022 generating $850 million for education and significant additional revenue for state and local governments as well as supporting breeders, family farmers and small businesses.

NYGA members directly employ more than 5,000 workers with an annual payroll in excess of $225 million, and support 22,000 indirect additional jobs. More than $11.9 billion has been generated by NYGA members for New York State education since video lottery terminals were first authorized by the state in 2004.

NYGA’s member facilities are: Batavia Downs Gaming, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Hamburg Gaming at Buffalo Raceway, Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino, Resorts World Casino Hudson Valley, Resorts World Casino New York City, and Saratoga Casino Hotel. For more information visit