Frequently Asked Questions
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Commission Meetings:How can I be notified of upcoming Commission meetings?
Meeting dates are posted on the Commission's website on the Commission Meetings webpage. You may request to receive the meeting agenda notices via electronic mail by subscribing on the Commission's website. In addition, you may submit your request by calling (916) 263-0700, faxing to (916) 263-0452 or writing to the Commission at:
2399 GATEWAY OAKS DR STE 220
SACRAMENTO CA 95833-4231
Where is the Commission located?
The Commission's office is located at 2399 Gateway Oaks Dr, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95833. This link can be used to find nearby restaurants and hotels.
I have been notified that I am scheduled to be considered at an upcoming Commission Meeting and I am unable to attend, what should I do?
It is preferred to have an applicant attend the Commission meeting in person; however, the applicant does have the ability to call-in to the Commission if needed. You may contact the Commission at (916) 263-0700 for further information.
I was approved at a Commission Meeting, what should I expect next?
You and/or your designated agent will be notified in writing of the outcome of the meeting.
Will I be notified when my application is being considered by the Commission?
Yes, you and/or your designated agent will receive written notification from the Commission with the date and time that your application will be considered.
Where do I send my quarterly contribution; and, to whom do I make it payable?
Send to: California Gambling Control Commission
2399 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95833-4231
Payable to: California Gambling Control Commission
Where can I get financial information about cardrooms and Tribal casinos?
Financial and revenue information for individual cardrooms and Tribal casinos is protected by law and the Tribal State Gaming Compacts; therefore, it cannot be disclosed to the public. (Also see: Gambling Control Act 19819, 19821)
Where can I obtain a summary of the Commission's past regulatory actions?
The Index of Rulemaking Files found on the Regulations page of the Commission's website includes a summary of each of the Commission's past regulatory actions.
Where can I obtain the Commission's regulations that are in effect?
The Commission's current regulations may be accessed through the Regulations tab above. There is also a link on that page to the publication, California Gambling Law; Regulations and Resource Information, published by the Bureau of Gambling Control each year. A hardcopy of the that publication may be requested directly from the Bureau by calling (916) 227-3584 or writing to: Department of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control, Post Office Box 168024, Sacramento, CA 95816-8024.
How can members of the public obtain information about proposed regulations and regulation changes?
The Commission maintains mailing lists of interested parties who have asked to receive information on regulatory actions, including; regulation workshop invitations, regulation hearing notices, and other rulemaking (regulation) information and documents. The rulemaking lists are NOT used for mailing regular Commission meeting notices, agendas or minutes. If you are not already on one of the Commission's rulemaking mailing lists and wish to be added, you can sign up by entering the applicable information on the Rulemaking Mailing List Email Subscription page of the Commission's website.
How can members of the public participate in the rulemaking process?
The Commission welcomes anyone who wishes to participate in the rulemaking process to adopt, amend and repeal regulations. You may submit written comments relevant to a specific regulation proposal during the written comment period by letter, fax or e-mail. There is a link on the Proposed Regulations page of the Commission's website that may be used to submit comments by e-mail. You may also attend and participate at any public meeting. All upcoming rulemaking meetings, workshops, hearings and informational links for proposed regulations can be found on the Commission's Home Page, or this information may be accessed through the Regulations tab above.
Is there a list of Cardrooms for sale?
The Commission does not have a list of cardrooms for sale. You may check our website www.cgcc.ca.gov which provides a list of current cardrooms with active licenses as well as the cardrooms that hold an active license, but currently are not in operation.
How do I request additional tables for my cardroom?
Complete the form Request for Additional Authorized Permanent Tables (BGC-027, 04/13) which can be found on the Bureau of Gambling Controls website www.oag.ca.gov/gambling/forms. Mail the completed form to the Bureau of Gambling Control, 4949 Broadway E-231, Sacramento, CA 95820, along with any associated fees (check made payable to the Bureau of Gambling Control) and documentation.
I would like to change the name of my Cardroom, what will I need to do?
Contact the Bureau of Gambling Control at (916) 227-3584 for assistance.
Can I buy a cardroom from a current owner?
A person (or entity) can enter into a Purchase Agreement to purchase a cardroom business or a portion of the business. This requires that the interested party submit to the Bureau of Gambling Control the proper documentation along with all of the appropriate fees. The Purchase Agreement must also be approved by the Commission. For additional information you may contact the Bureau of Gambling Control.
If I buy a cardroom from a current owner, can I move the cardroom to a different location?
Yes, you can. However, the relocation must remain within the current local jurisdiction (as specified in the local gambling ordinance) and must be approved by the Bureau of Gambling Control. You need to complete the following form: Notice of Relocation (CGCC-050, New. 06/12) which can be found on the Commission's website: www.cgcc.ca.gov Mail the completed form to the Bureau of Gambling Control, 4949 Broadway E-231, Sacramento, CA 95820, along with any associated application fees and documentation.
Can I open a cardroom?
Currently there is a moratorium on cardrooms until January 2020; therefore, no new cardroom licenses are being issued.
Who do I contact if a licensee and/or registrant (cardroom owner, key employee, Third Party Provider owner, supervisor, or player, etc.) has passed away?
Contact the Bureau of Gambling Control, 4949 Broadway E-231, Sacramento, CA 95820, (916) 227-3584 for assistance.
Whom do I contact for a follow-up compliance site visit?
The Bureau of Gambling Control is the agency responsible for ensuring compliance. You can contact them at (916) 227-3584 for assistance.
How do I request conditions be removed from my license, registration, work permit or finding of suitability?
You may submit your request in writing to the California Gambling Control Commission, 2399 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95833 or to the Bureau of Gambling Control, 4949 Broadway E-231, Sacramento, CA 95820.
What is the difference between a Gaming Resource Supplier Finding of Suitability and a Manufacturer or Distributor of Gambling Equipment Registration?
A Gaming Resource Supplier Finding of Suitability allows a business to provide products and services to a California Tribal Casino.
A Manufacturer or Distributor of Gambling Equipment Registration allows a business to distribute, sell, lease, inspect, test, repair, refurbish or store gambling equipment in California or for use in California.
How do I obtain a Work Permit?
First, work with your hiring agency on the requirements for obtaining a Work Permit. The Commission is responsible for issuing a work permit only when the local jurisdiction (city, county, or city and county) does not issue them. Applications for Work Permits (CGCC-021) are filed with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control for processing. You may contact the Bureau of Gambling Control for further information.
Where can I find a Live Scan location?
You may find a live scan location in your area. Keep in mind that fees vary from location to location.
What is the appeal process if an application is denied?
The Commission has proposed draft regulations to address the appeal process. Please refer to these draft regulations for further information. You may also wish to consult with a private attorney licensed to practice law in California regarding your rights generally under an administrative license process.