PGCB chairman Barasch retires after six-year term
| By Nosa Omoigui
David Barasch, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), has announced his retirement from public service after serving the board for six years, during which he oversaw the launch of igaming.
Before starting his term as chairman in 2015, Barasch had held several prominent roles within the state government, such as consumer advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, special assistant to Governor Bob Casey, U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Pennsylvania, and deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania department of revenue.
He also oversaw the legalisation of online gaming within the state, as it grew into an industry worth an estimated $4bn as of 2021.
PGCB executive director Kevin O’Toole said: “The Gaming Control board and the public benefitted from David Barasch’s deep experience and steady hand during the past six years.