It’s official, a former lawmaker from New Jersey gets an induction into the Gaming Hall of Fame Charity Gala. Stephen Perski was among four selected to get inducted into the class of 2018. This should be a very honorable moment for the former lawmaker. His active involvement in politics changed the way we play the game today. So by all means, he definitely helped in paving the way forward for the casino gaming industry, especially, in New Jersey.
More about Stephen Perski
Perskie is a former NJ Superior Court judge in Atlantic City. He served on the bench from 1982 until 1989. Also, he went on to serve as a politician representing the Democratic Party. In 1977 he won the election that got him to the NJ Senate. At the time, the Republicans had a 4-1 edge over the Democrats, but that didn’t stop Perskie from winning. In fact, he won by a landslide with a margin of 266 to 77!
Four years later, he ran again and won his re-election bid for another term! And in 1990, Perski became the Chairman of the NJ Casino Control Commission. He would go on to serve on this board until 1994. After that, he went back to the bench and serve until 2010.
About the Gaming Hall of Fame
The Gaming Hall of Fame honors selected members for their achievements & leadership in the gaming industry. The annual event first took place in 1989 and continues until this day.
Since the establishment of the AGA Hall of Fame, more than 80 members have gotten inducted. Now you count four more members! And we’re proud to announce, this time it’s a New Jersey native who made the cut! On that note, thank you Stephen Perski for your service! And thank you for your dedication to making NJ a better place to work and call home!