The New Jersey Casino Control Commission's Hearings and Appeals Unit 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 link on the left and you will be directed to the links for the appropriate forms.

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.

How can I obtain a hearing request form?

A Hearing Request Form may be obtained by contacting the Commission’s Hearings and Appeals Unit at 609-441-3758 or by downloading the form from the Hearings web page.

If I cannot attend a scheduled contested case hearing or pre-hearing conference, what should I do?

If you cannot attend a scheduled contested case hearing or pre-hearing conference, you should immediately contact the Commission’s Hearings and Appeals Unit at 609-441-3758 to see if your matter can be rescheduled. A written request to reschedule may also be required.

What decisions or actions can be appealed to the Commission?

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.

Can I appeal a decision or action if I already entered into a settlement?

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.

Is there a time limit for filing an appeal?

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.

Can I register an appeal by telephone?

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.

How can I obtain an appeal request form?

An Appeal Request Form may be obtained by contacting the Commission’s Hearings and Appeals Unit at 609-441-3758 or by downloading it from the Appeals web page.