Reentry Information

The Casino Control Commission is engaged in the South Jersey region bringing awareness to potential employment opportunities in the casino industry for reentering individuals as well as the benefits available to employers who hire the rehabilitated.

For persons in need of employment assistance who have been recently released from incarceration, were previously incarcerated, or have an arrest or misdemeanor conviction, visit New Jersey's Ex-offender Services page and the Fresh Start @ Your Library statewide reentry program page.

Reentry events

Date & Time Event Name Location
Sep. 15, 2020
NJ Reentry Expungement Seminar Event Concluded - Watch Online 

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Reentry partnerships

The Commission partners with public sector agencies and groups to promote various benefits available to employers who hire individuals exiting the criminal justice system.  Event partners have included:

The Commission partners with non-profit reentry organizations to provide formerly incarcerated individuals with information about potential employment in the casino industry.  Event partners have included:

Casino Key Employee License eligibility

Legislation enacted by Governor Murphy on January 21, 2020 provides the Commission with discretion to issue Casino Key Employee Licenses to persons formerly convicted of certain offenses provided certain conditions are met.  P.L. 2019, c.511.

Offenses must be related to a controlled dangerous substance, an imitation controlled dangerous substance, or a controlled dangerous substance analog.

Persons formerly convicted of a related offense must have either:

  1. been sentenced to, and successfully discharged from, a term of special probation (commonly known as "drug court") as provided under N.J.S. 2C:35-14; or
  2. been convicted of a third or fourth degree related offense and successfully completed a licensed drug treatment program within the Department of Corrections and completed serving the sentence imposed for that crime, including any term of parole supervision.

To get started, download the Guide to Reentry Employment in the Casino Industry and assemble the required documents. Commission staff will review the documents with you for completeness before you file an application for a key license.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Commission's Licensing & Financial Evaluation Unit by email or call 609-441-3610.