Hearings And Appeals

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission's General Counsel's Office is responsible for conducting all contested case hearings on casino key employee license matters and for conducting all appeals from Final Orders of the Division of Gaming Enforcement in accordance with the Casino Control Act and all applicable regulations. If you believe your matter is eligible for a contested case hearing or an appeal before the Commission, please click on the appropriate section below and you will be directed to the links for the appropriate forms.

Appeals

If you have questions please email us or call 609-441-3758.

Appeal Request Form [Fillable pdf]:
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:12-63(b) you have the right to appeal any final action or determination taken in your matter by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). For complete information, open the notice and appeal form [pdf] and follow the instructions.

Case Information Statement [Fillable pdf]:
If you have filed an Appeal Request Form and the Commission has notified you that it will hear your appeal, please fill out a Case Information Statement and submit along with the appropriate documentation to the person and address listed on the form. If you have any questions, you may contact the General Counsel's Office at 609-441-3758 and ask to speak with Teresa Pimpinelli, Senior Counsel.

All forms provided here are in PDF format. You can open and print the forms with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download a free version.

Click this link to view Fillable PDF Instructions.

Hearings

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has the responsibility to license casino key employees. To that end, all applicants for an initial or resubmission casino key employee license must demonstrate their qualifications for licensure in accordance with the Casino Control Act and the regulations of the Casino Control Commission. When an issue/concern is raised concerning an applicant's qualifications for licensure, the applicant is afforded an opportunity to resolve the matter through the contested case hearing process, during which the issues/concerns will be addressed and, hopefully, resolved. Contested case hearings before the Casino Control Commission begin with a request by the applicant for a contested case hearing and an initial pre-hearing conference to determine all available options to resolve the matter. To obtain more information concerning what to expect at a pre-hearing conference, please click Pre-Hearing Conference Guidelines. To request a contested case hearing, please click Hearing Request Form.

If you have questions please email us or call 609-441-3758.

Hearing Request Form [Fillable pdf]:
If you have received notification that there is an objection raised in connection with your application for a casino key employee license, you may request a hearing by filing a Hearing Request Form which may be found here.

Pre-Hearing Conference Guidelines [pdf]

All forms provided here are in PDF format. You can open and print the forms with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download a free version.

Click this link to view Fillable PDF Instructions.

Common Questions About Hearings & Appeals

Below is a list of common questions received by the Commission regarding Hearings and Appeals. If you have questions not shown below, please email us or call 609-441-3758.

Q - How can I obtain a hearing request form?
A  - A Hearing Request Form may be obtained by contacting the Commission’s General Counsel's Office at 609-441-3758 or by downloading the form from the Hearings section on this web page or from the Forms web page.

Q - If I cannot attend a scheduled contested case hearing or pre-hearing conference, what should I do?
A - If you cannot attend a scheduled contested case hearing or pre-hearing conference, you should immediately contact the Commission’s General Counsel's Office at 609-441-3758 to see if your matter can be rescheduled. A written request to reschedule may also be required.

Q - What decisions or actions can be appealed to the Commission?
A - Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:12-63 and N.J.A.C. 19:42A-4.1(a), a party may file an appeal with the Commission in the following types of cases: (1) a notice of violation and penalty assessment upon any applicant, qualifier, licensee or registrant by the Director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement, (2) a ruling on an application for a casino service industry enterprise license pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:12-92, (3) a ruling on an application for any other license or qualification under the Casino Control Act, (4) revocation of a license or registration other than a casino key employee license, (5) a ruling by the Director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement regarding a request for a statement of compliance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:12-81(a), and (6) placement on an exclusion list.

Q - Can I appeal a decision or action if I already entered into a settlement?
A - No.  A decision by a party to enter into a stipulation of settlement with the Division of Gaming Enforcement requires the party to waive their right to appeal.

Q - Is there a time limit for filing an appeal?
A - Yes. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 19:42A-4.2, a party eligible to appeal their final decision has twenty (20) days from the date they are provided notice of their right to appeal by the Commission to file an Appeal Request Form.

Q - Can I register an appeal by telephone?
A - No. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 19:42A-4.2, a party must file their appeal in writing by submitting an Appeal Request Form.

Q - How can I obtain an appeal request form?
A - An Appeal Request Form may be obtained by contacting the Commission’s General Counsel's Office at 609-441-3758 or by downloading it from the Appeals section on this web page or from the Forms web page.