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  I've seen banner ads for Internet casinos and sports books on-line. Are they legal?  
  Internet gambling, of any kind, is not legal in New Jersey. Unlike our Atlantic City casinos, Internet casinos are not regulated. That means that we have not tested the games to make sure that they operate fairly and with integrity. Further, even if a person wins an Internet wager from a casino-style game, horse race or sporting event, we cannot be sure that he or she will ever be paid.  
  If an Internet casino operates from outside New Jersey or outside the United States, does that mean I am free to play there?  
  No matter where the site operators are located, Internet gambling is illegal in New Jersey. It is not legal to offer on-line gambling to New Jersey residents or to accept bets placed in New Jersey, and it is not legal to operate Internet gambling in New Jersey.  
  I've gambled on-line, but I didn't receive winnings I am owed. Who can help me?  
  We're doing our best to keep New Jersey's citizens from being cheated, and the best way to do that is to encourage you to avoid Internet gambling altogether. If you choose to engage in Internet gambling, despite these warnings and you are defrauded, you may find difficulty in trying to recoup your losses.  
  I think someone I know is gambling on-line and may have a problem. What should I do?  
  You may wish to seek the counsel of the New Jersey Council on Compulsive Gambling by calling 1-800-Gambler or visiting the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Web site for information.  
  My child uses the Internet, but she/he is not old enough to gamble. Do I need to be concerned about Internet gambling?  
  Some sites claim to keep minors out, but many of our youth are extremely computer savvy, and it is not difficult to get past some of the safeguards. It is best to educate your children about the dangers and illegality of Internet gaming.  
  We have casinos, race tracks and lotteries in New Jersey. I thought gambling was legal here.  
  According to the State Constitution, gambling is illegal in New Jersey. Since the Constitution was written in 1947, we have passed laws that permit specific, limited, regulated gambling in New Jersey. Only licensed Atlantic City casinos, licensed race tracks, legalized games of chance and the New Jersey Lottery may operate and/or offer gambling in New Jersey.  
     
  How do I place myself on the Self-Exclusion List?  
     
  You must submit an application in person to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement at 140 East Front Street in Trenton, or to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission at Tennessee Avenue and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. When you file the form, you will be required to provide picture identification and you will be photographed. For more information please visit Self-Exclusion for Problem Gamblers , or call 609-777-2402.  
     
  How do I file a complaint against a casino?  
     
  A complaint against a casino can be filed at any Casino Control Commission booth located on every casino floor or by mailing the complaint directly to the Casino Control Commission at Tennessee Avenue and Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
     
  How do I apply for a license?  
     
  To apply for a casino employee license you must file an application with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission or you may request that the form be mailed to you by calling 609-441-3015.  
     
  What are the requirements to apply for a license?  
     
  There are three different types of casino employee licenses issued in New Jersey: (1) casino key employee, (2) casino employee, and (3) casino service employee. All applicants must file an application with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and must establish their identity, work authorization, and New Jersey residency. In addition, each applicant must be fingerprinted by the Division of Gaming Enforcement and submit written consent for a criminal history background check to be performed. Also, casino key employee applicants must establish by clear and convincing evidence financial stability, integrity, and responsibility as well as good character, honesty, and integrity.  
     
  How much does it cost to file an application?  
     
 

Costs for a Casino Key Employee License -
Ranges from $750 to $4,000

Costs for a Casino Employee License - $350

Costs for a Casino Service Employee License - $60

 
     
  Who is the investigator assigned to my application?  
     
  For questions concerning your casino license investigation, please call 609-292-9394.  
     
  Can the investigator be contacted about my application?  
     
  For questions concerning your casino license investigation, please call 609-292-9394.  
     
  What is the status of my application?  
     
  For questions concerning your casino license investigation, please call 609-292-9394.  
     
  How long does it take to complete the investigation?  
     
  For questions concerning your casino license investigation, please call 609-292-9394.  
     
  Has my application been approved?  
     
  For questions concerning your casino license investigation, please call 609-292-9394.  
     
  How is the license delivered?  
     
  For questions concerning the delivery of your casino license, please contact the Casino Control Commission at 609-441-3422.  
     
  How do I make a fingerprint appointment?  
     
  All applicants must be fingerprinted by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement within thirty (30) days of filing their application with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. To be fingerprinted, call for an appointment at 609-441-3050.  
     
  How do I apply for employment with the Division of Gaming Enforcement?  
     
  For employment opportunities with the Division of Gaming Enforcement, please visit Career Opportunities, call 609-292-9394, or write to Personnel Officer, P.O. Box 047, Trenton, NJ 08625.  
     
  How do I contact the Division of Gaming Enforcement?  
     
 

You can contact the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement at info@njdge.org. In addition, you can contact the Division of Gaming Enforcement at the following locations:

Trenton Office
140 East Front Street
P.O. Box 047
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-9394
Fax: 609-633-7355

Atlantic City Office
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-441-7464
Fax: 609-441-3554

Fingerprint Unit
Tennessee Ave & Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-441-3050
Fax: 609-441-3883

 
     
  Are you affiliated with Games of Chance?  
     
  No. Games of Chance are regulated by the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission. For more information please visit Games of Chance , call 973-273-8000, or write to P.O. Box 46000, Newark, NJ 07107.  
     
  Are you affiliated with Wildlife/Gaming?  
     
  No. Wildlife/Gaming is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information please visit Wildlife/Gaming , call 609-292-2965, or write to N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400.  
   
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