The Casino Control Commission (Commission) is the independent licensing authority of New Jersey's casinos and its key employees. As a quasi-judicial panel, the Commission conducts hearings on contested casino key employee license matters as well as appeals from decisions of, or penalties imposed by, the Division of Gaming Enforcement (Division).
The Commission is comprised of up to three members, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Commissioners serve staggered, five-year terms and can only be removed for cause. By law, no more than two Commissioners can be of the same political party, a requirement that provides political balance on the panel.
The success and ongoing viability of the gaming industry remains inextricably linked to the public's confidence that the State of New Jersey will ensure that people in the industry possess good character, honesty and integrity. Stewardship over that public confidence is a principal responsibility of the Commission and its Chairman.
The Commission's regulatory efforts through the years have helped create an environment in which New Jersey's casinos can prosper and from which the citizens of New Jersey benefit. With proper regulatory controls, the industry serves as a catalyst to create economic benefits for Atlantic City, the Greater Atlantic City Region, and the entire State of New Jersey. Each year the Commission provides insight to these benefits in its Annual Report.
The Commission holds regular public meetings to consider and render decisions upon applications for licensure and related determinations after consideration of all pertinent information and filings, including the investigative results and recommendations of the Division.
For answers to the most common questions received by the Commission, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.