The Gambling Control Act (Business and Professions Code section 19800 et seq.) requires an owner of a gambling enterprise to apply for and obtain a state gambling license.
Background investigations are conducted by Bureau Licensing staff on applicants to determine whether they are suitable to hold a state gambling license. Suitability is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, the applicant's honesty, integrity, general character, reputation, habits, and financial and criminal history. Applications may be obtained through the forms link below or from the California Gambling Control Commission (Commission).
Each applicant and spouse who has a community property interest in a gambling establishment must complete and submit an application for a state gambling license along with a $500 non-refundable application fee to the Commission. In addition, each applicant and spouse who has a community property interest in the gambling establishment must complete and submit the applicable supplemental background information package along with a deposit in a sum of money that, in the judgment of the Chief of the Bureau, will be adequate to pay the anticipated investigation and processing costs, in accordance with Business and Professions Code Section 19867.
Notice of Contact Information Change (CGCC-CH1-01, Rev. 01/21)
Appointment of Designated Agent (CGCC-CH1-04, New 05/20)
Badge Replacement Request (CGCC-CH2-01, New 05/20)
Notification of Employment Change (CGCC-CH2-02, New 05/20)
Notification of Employee Separation (CGCC-CH2-03, New 05/20)
Supplemental Information: Schedules (CGCC-CH2-11, New 05/20)
Authorization to Release Information (CGCC-CH2-13, New 05/20)
Request for Statewide Involuntary Exclusion of an Individual (CGCC-CH7-01, New 05/20)
Cardroom-Specific Operation Forms
Notice of Relocation (CGCC-CH7-02, Rev. 01/21)
Cardroom Business: Annual Fee Calculation (CGCC-CH7-03, New 05/20)
Cardroom Business License: Gaming Tables (CGCC-CH7-07, Rev 02/21)
For Cardroom and TPPPS Owner forms, please visit the California Gambling Control Commission’s Forms web page.
Manufacturer, Distributor, and Vendor Forms
Application Interim License for Bingo Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors and Vendors (BGC-610, Rev. 07/17)
Request for Live Scan Service - Bingo Manufacturer and Distributor (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)
Nonprofit Organization Forms
Statement of Eligibility to Conduct Remote Caller Bingo (BGC-618, Rev. 10/13)
Application Interim License for Remote Caller Bingo (BGC-620, Rev. 10/13)
Application for Interim Work for Remote Caller Bingo (BGC-622, Rev. 04/13)
Request for Live Scan Service - Bingo Fiduciary (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)
Request for Live Scan Service - Bingo Site Manager (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)
Request for Live Scan Service - Bingo Caller (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)
Request for Live Scan Service - Work Permit (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)
Application for Finding of Suitability Tribal Key Employee (BGC-TKE 01, Rev. 03/2015)
Address and/or Authorized Agent Change Form (CGCC-500, 07/07)
Tribal-State Compact Gaming Device Certification Form (FY 20-21) (CGCC-C2020)
Tribal Contact Information Form (BGC-CCS-014, Rev. 09/2017)
Request for Live Scan Service - Tribal Key Employee (BCIA 8016, Rev. 05/18)