The man who oversaw the historic launch of internet gambling in New Jersey and continues to regulate the state’s gaming industry is expected to leave office shortly after a new governor is elected on November 7.
New governors want their own people in charge, and that likely means the end of David Rebuck’s six-year term as the longest serving director in the history of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
As a veteran of New Jersey politics, the 64-year-old Rebuck understands the reality confronting him.
That does not mean he is ready to go.
“I love this job. I have no reason to leave,” Rebuck told GamblingCompliance during a recent interview in his office in Atlantic City.
It did not start out that way.