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Updated - 02/23/11
FAQs: Licenses and Registrations
Q: If I am an officer of a casino licensee, do I still need to file for qualification or can the Director of the Division determine that my qualification is not, or no longer, required?
A: Under Section 50b of the amendments to the Act, each officer of a casino licensee still must be qualified. The method for filing and all related information (forms, costs, etc...) are addressed separately.
Q. What credentials will exist under the new legislation?
A. Under the new legislation, the CCC will grant casino key employee licenses. Casino service industry registration will continue, for a limited time, to be performed by the Commission, but eventually this will shift on a permanent basis to the Division. Casino employee licenses are eliminated by the new legislation. Instead, all persons who were previously casino employee licensees will be casino employee registrants. Non-credential positions for those working on the hotel side will also continue to exist as before.
Q. What should existing casino employee licensees do?
A. Casino employees will ultimately register with the Division. The Division will issue regulations that set forth the process to be used to register, the form to be used, and the fee required to register. For a transition period of up to 90 days from February 1, 2011, the Commission will continue to accept registrations from both individuals and from casinos on behalf of newly hired individuals using the existing casino service employee registration form and charging the existing registration fee of $60. A person who has previously filed for renewal of an existing casino employee license will be issued a new casino employee registration by the Commission. A person whose casino employee license is about to expire and who would have been required to file a renewal application will instead be sent a casino service employee registration form to fill out. Such persons will be charged the existing fee of $60 and will be issued a casino employee registration. This process will continue until the Division issues regulations within the next 90 days setting forth new procedures for casino employee registrations. Existing casino employee licenses will remain valid until they expire, at which time the individual will file as a casino employee registrant rather than file a renewal application.
Q. Does someone who is presently registered as a casino service employee need to do anything additional to retain the eligibility for employment?
A. No. Existing registrations continue to be valid unless revoked by the Division because the registrant is disqualified or unless the registration expires because the registrant is not employed by a casino for a three year period. Anyone with an existing registration is now able to perform functions that would have previously required a casino employee license.
Q. How will multi-casino endorsements be handled?
A. The Division will promulgate regulations within 90 days setting forth the procedures for petitioning for a multi-casino endorsement for casino employees. During the period before regulations have been promulgated, casinos that wish to utilize casino employees at more than one casino must submit the following: the employee’s name, license or registration number, a statement of the positions to be held, the functions to be performed and an explanation as to why the jobs/functions are not incompatible. This information must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What should a casino key employee, whether seeking an initial license or seeking a renewal, do?
A. For the time being and until the Division has issued regulations addressing this issue, which is anticipated within 90 days, casino key licensees (initials and renewals) should continue to follow the procedures that were in place prior to the amendments to the Casino Control Act that were signed into law on February 1, 2011.
Q: Where and with whom does a casino file a petition for temporary casino key employee licensure?
A: A petition for temporary casino key employee licensure, as well as a petition for approval for an individual qualifier to assume the duties and exercise the powers of the position for an interim period, should be filed with the Division.
Such filings are to be made by delivering two (2) hard copies of the petition to the Division:
Division of Gaming Enforcement
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
A copy of the petition should be provided to the Commission.
The petition thereafter will follow its previous process, with the Division reporting the results of its initial review to the Commission.
Q: Has the form of that type of petition changed?
A: The filing may be in a formal petition format or be made in the form of a letter request which addresses the relevant provisions of Section 89 of the Act.
Q: Will the personal history disclosure forms filed by employees change?
A: The Division has undertaken a review of those employee forms, as well as of all disclosure forms submitted in connection with every type of licensure. On an emergency basis, revised versions of the forms will be available on the Division’s website before May 1, 2011. It is anticipated that a complete set of finalized new forms will be posted on the Division’s website before the end of the year. Please continue to check the Division’s FAQs for further guidance regarding disclosure form filings.
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