Casino employee licensing changes proposed by Gaming Enforcement

ATLANTIC CITY – Under new rules proposed by the state, some licensing requirements for certain workers will be streamlined or done away with at casinos.

The Division of Gaming Enforcement has proposed a set of changes that include, among other things, moving toward registration of, as opposed to, licensing, of certain employees at casinos.

The new casino employee registration will cost a one-time fee of $95, the state Division reported. This would be a savings over the $350 initial fee and $250 renewal fee every five years, which was previously required for the casino employee license.

New streamlined processes for hearings, junket operators, casino hotel alcoholic beverage licenses, simulcast rules and financial stability analyses are also included in these regulations.

These regulations were developed in response to the re-regulation required under Senate Bill S-12, according to Gaming Enforcement. They also are in line with the governor’s Red Tape Review Commission and Executive Orders to reduce expensive and burdensome bureaucracy, the Division stated.

“Today marks a significant step in the re-regulation process for Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey,” said Acting Director David Rebuck in a release. “We are satisfying a commitment to Governor Christie and to the citizens of New Jersey by undertaking a thorough and detailed review of all casino regulations.”

There will be a 60-day comment period for the regulations that will end Nov. 18.

Anyone interested in reviewing the new regulations can go to www.njdge.org .