Find out more about the gambling laws in California.
The California Gambling Control Commission is the regulatory body that controls all gambling in the state of California. The gambling activities that are overseen by this commission include:
The California Gambling Control Commission is responsible for establishing regulations, setting policies and issuing licenses. In addition, this commission is responsible for determining the qualifications of gaming employees and other entities and individuals as well as being the administrator of revenues generated by gaming which are then deposited into the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. Finally, this Commission is the trustee of funds deposited into the Indian Gaming Revenue Trust Fund and is responsible for administrating the provisions of the Tribal-State Gaming Compacts as well as the Gambling Control Act.
The Bureau of Gambling Control Board, which is part of the Department of Justice, is the enforcement authority for state law and has special jurisdiction over gambling that is conducted in the state of California. The Bureau of Gambling Control also receives fees and applications and conducts audits and criminal background checks.
In regards to tribal gaming, the California Gambling Control Commission is responsible for: