The California Gambling Control Commission (“CGCC”) consists of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Commission is vested with jurisdiction and supervision over gambling establishments in California. The CGCC is responsible for setting policy, establishing regulations, issuing gambling licenses, and acting as the administrator of gaming revenues that are deposited into the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. The Commission also is the trustee of the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust and administers the provisions of the Gambling Control Act and the Tribal State Gaming Compacts.

The CGCC oversees approximately 89 different licensed card rooms in the state of California. It also has regulatory and administrative responsibilities over 60 tribal casinos. In addition to the CGCC, California state law provides special jurisdiction over gambling activities to the federal Gambling Control Bureau. It’s worth noting, the Bureau is the entity responsible for conducting criminal background investigations and auditing gaming establishments.

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