Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
MGM Resorts International
Affiliated - Compliance Officer
71 E. Harmon Avenue
Stephen Martino has served as director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency since 2010. He oversees all operations of the Lottery, the 15th largest in the world based on per capita sales, including business and policy decisions; legislative and media affairs; marketing; security; and compliance. Under his direction, the agency also regulates the state?s commercial casino industry. He developed Maryland's gaming regulatory structure and organized the opening of the state's four casinos. From 2005 to 2010, Martino served as executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. He was the chief executive officer of that state's criminal justice agency charged with regulating pari-mutuel race tracks and state-owned casinos. He managed the effort to establish Kansas' gaming regulatory framework, directed the state's casino selection process and led the opening of the first state-owned and operated casino in the United States. Martino has emphasized the importance of responsible gambling awareness and problem gambling treatment and has promoted education and programming about each. He founded both the Kansas Responsible Gambling Alliance and the Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling. He serves as chairman of the responsible gambling committee of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Additionally, he is actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations. Prior to his public service, Martino was an attorney in private practice and worked as a newspaper editor in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Kansas. He has bachelor degrees from the University of Kansas and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law. He lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife, Beth, and their two children, Cate and Keaton.