Questions and Answers about Reorganization



What is the reorganization about?

GRP No. 2 is a comprehensive overhaul of the executive branch of state government. It eliminates or consolidates several departments and entities. The bill, in part, consolidates the GRP No. 2 authorizes agencies to take actions prior to July 1, 2013 that are necessary to ensure that provisions become fully operative on July 1, 2013.

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What does the reorganization mean to users and stakeholders involved in California's gambling regulatory system?

All licensing applications, fees, and deposits, will be submitted to the Bureau for processing. Participants in the tribal programs will maintain the same process with the review functions now being performed by the Bureau during site visits.

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What are the individual functions of the Commission and Bureau under the reorganization?

The Bureau will now conduct all financial review inspections, device testing, investigations and Tribal casino visits. The Bureau will process all applications, fees, and deposits for all programs (i.e. cardrooms, Tribal, 3rd Party, and Remote Caller Bingo.

The Commission approves licenses, sets policy, develops and approves regulations. The Commission serves as the reviewing body at evidentiary hearings and at Commission meetings.

As part of the implementation of the GRP No. 2, the Commission has amended relevant sections of its regulations (Title 4, Cal. Code Regs, Div. 18) through a Section 100 (Title 1, Cal. Code Regs.) Change Without Regulatory Effect process. Those amendments will become effective July 1, 2013, to coincide with the operative date of the GRP No. 2. The amended regulations may be found on the Commission's Web site on the "Recently Adopted Regulations" page.

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Who do I contact with application questions or to process licensing, loan agreements, relocations, transfers or other requests?

All license applications should be directed to the Bureau. For questions about licenses or applications call: (916) 227-3584. Or mailed queries to the Bureau at:

    Bureau of Gambling Control
    P.O. Box 168024
    Sacramento, CA 95816-8024


All application forms have been revised as part of the amendment of relevant regulations to implement the GRP No. 2. All forms, including the revised forms, may be found on the Commission's Web site on the Forms page.

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Who do I contact about administrative actions, appeals or hearings?

The Commission will respond to questions about upcoming appeals or hearings.

Questions about licensing (backgrounds, initials, renewals) or compliance matters (inspections, audits having to do with devices, or Minimum Internal Control Standards - MICS) still under investigation should be directed to the Bureau.

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Who do I contact about Tribal fund issues (Compact payments, and RSTF)?

The Commission - The Commission will remain as the trustee of the RSTF; also, Tribal funds and RSTF funds are received and distributed by the Commission.

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Who do I contact with complaints?

For active compliance enforcement and licensing questions - phone the Bureau at: (916) 227-3584. For all other complaints: Document times and facts in writing and send to:

    Bureau of Gambling Control
    P.O. Box 168024
    Sacramento, CA 95816-8024

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Where can I get more information?

    California Gambling Control Commission
    2399 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 220
    Sacramento, 95833
    (916) 263-0700
    www.cgcc.ca.gov

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