Steven P. Perskie

Steven P. Perskie was appointed by Governor James Florio as the Casino Control Commission's third chairman in 1990.  During his term as Chairman he led a comprehensive restructuring of the agency; he served as chairman until 1994.

Prior to joining the commission, Perskie served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1971 until moving to the New Jersey State Senate in 1978.  He was the author and principal sponsor of the original New Jersey Casino Control Act, which brought legalized casino gaming to Atlantic City.  Perskie served as a Superior Court Judge in Atlantic County from 1982 to 1989, after which he was appointed as Governor James Florio’s Chief of Staff, serving from 1989 to 1990.  

From 1994 to 1996 Perskie was the General Counsel of Players International, a gaming company with operations in several states.  Thereafter, he resumed the private practice of law in Atlantic City until he was again appointed, in 2001, as a Superior Court Judge, a position that he held until 2010.

Perskie currently serves as a policy advisor to the Mayor of Atlantic City.  In 2018, he was named to the American Gaming Association's Hall of Fame.  

Perskie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University (1966), a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1969), and a Master of Laws degree (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law (1970).