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Gaming Commission

Licensing Process

How to Apply For a License

The Licensing Department conducts background investigations of all persons and entities that are in any way connected with the Gaming Operation. The Federal Code of Regulation, Chapter 25 gives Gaming Commissions the jurisdiction to conduct background investigations while Federal Code of Regulations §556 and §558, Tribal-State Compacts, and National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations provide the guidelines and requirements for conducting those background investigations.

You must have an offer of employment in a licensed position extended by San Manuel Human Resources Department before applying for a Tribal Gaming license/Non-gaming license.

Similarly, all vendor companies must be referred by San Manuel’s Procurement Department for Vendor services before applying for a Vendor license or due diligence review.

Class A License

Individuals who meet the criteria Key Employee/Gaming Employee or Primary Management Official will complete a Class A gaming application including:

  • Minimum ten years of residential history;
  • Minimum ten years of employment history;
  • Five personal/character references; 
  • Disclosure of all felony charges, arrests or convictions;
  • Disclosure of all misdemeanor arrests or convictions received within the past ten years;
  • Disclosure of all arrests or criminal charges received within the past ten years, whether or not there is or was a conviction, if not otherwise disclosed; 

Class A applicants defined within CFR 502.14 (a) – (c) or CFR 502.19 (a) – (c) shall be fingerprinted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine the applicant’s criminal history, if any. Should there be information received on the fingerprint results, which the applicant deems to be inaccurate, there is a process, which the applicant can follow to challenge the information on their Criminal History Record Information, which can be viewed here

You may also receive a copy of your privacy rights here

You are required to provide the following identification documents:

  • Valid Driver’s License or Identification Card;
  • Social Security Card;
  • Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate;
  • U.S. Passport;
  • Permanent resident card or employment authorization card, if applicable;
  • DD214, if applicable;

All information provided by the applicant will be verified during the background investigation.

FALSE STATEMENTS

Deliberate misstatements to investigators or omissions on the gaming application can result in your disqualification, regardless of the nature or reason for those misstatements/omissions. In brief, it is imperative that all applicants provide complete and accurate information to the Gaming Commission during the background process.

CONTINUING DUTY

All licensees are required to report all changes in the background information provided on their application (e.g. address change, financial issues, civil litigation, subject in an arrest, pending criminal charges, or convictions) within five (5) business days.

Applicants may contact the Gaming Commission between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm at (909) 863-2150 extension 60-5500 Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are encouraged and you may complete the personal statement form on this website before reporting to the Gaming Commission. Please see provided forms section.

LICENSE DURATION

Gaming Licenses are valid for two years. After two years, each licensee will go through a renewal background investigation to ensure adherence to the standards required to maintain a gaming license. 

FEES

Applicants are required to pay a fee for their Gaming License. All applicable licensing fees will be due upon the submittal of the application. Specific fee information will be provided with the application instructions. These fees are payable through money order, cashier’s check, or payroll deduction. Unfortunately, we are unable to process fees via credit card or cash at this time.

Class B License

Individuals who do not meet the criteria to be licensed as

Class A will undergo a background check and be licensed as a Class B Non-Key Employee. All Class B Applicants will be required to provide: 

  • Ten years of residential history;
  • Five years of employment history;
  • Disclosure of all felony charges, arrests or convictions;
  • Disclosure of all misdemeanor arrests or convictions received within the past ten years;
  • Disclosure of all arrests or criminal charges received within the past ten years, whether or not there is or was a conviction, if not otherwise disclosed;

You are required to provide the following identification documents:

  • Valid Driver’s License or Identification Card;
  • Social Security Card;
  • Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate;
  • U.S. Passport;
  • Permanent resident card or employment authorization card, if applicable;
  • DD214, if applicable;

All information provided by the applicant will be verified during the background investigation.

FALSE STATEMENTS

Deliberate misstatements to investigators or omissions on the gaming application can result in your disqualification, regardless of the nature or reason for those misstatements/omissions. In brief, it is imperative that all applicants provide complete and accurate information to the Gaming Commission during the background process.

CONTINUING DUTY

All licensees are required to report all changes in the background information provided on their application (e.g. address change, financial issues, civil litigation, subject in an arrest, pending criminal charges, or convictions) within five (5) business days.

Applicants may contact the Gaming Commission between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm at (909) 863-2150 extension 60-5500 Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are encouraged and you may complete the personal statement form on this website before reporting to the Gaming Commission. Please see provided forms section.

LICENSE DURATION

Gaming Licenses are valid for two years. After two years, each licensee will go through a renewal background investigation to ensure adherence to the standards required to maintain a gaming license. 

FEES

Applicants are required to pay a fee for their Gaming License. All applicable licensing fees will be due upon the submittal of the application. Specific fee information will be provided with the application instructions. These fees are payable through money order, cashier’s check, or payroll deduction. Unfortunately, we are unable to process fees via credit card or cash at this time.

Vendor License

All business entities that are required to obtain a Gaming Resource Supplier or Vendor License will need to provide:

  • Scope of Work to be performed/Contract;
  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization;
  • Financial Statements;
  • Business Licenses;

FALSE STATEMENTS

Deliberate misstatements to investigators or omissions on the gaming application can result in your disqualification, regardless of the nature or reason for those misstatements/omissions. In brief, it is imperative that all applicants provide complete and accurate information to the Gaming Commission during the background process.

CONTINUING DUTY

All licensees are required to report all changes in the background information provided on their application (e.g. address change, financial issues, civil litigation, subject in an arrest, pending criminal charges, or convictions) within five (5) business days.

Applicants may contact the Gaming Commission between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm at (909) 863-2150 extension 60-5500 Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are encouraged and you may complete the personal statement form on this website before reporting to the Gaming Commission. Please see provided forms section.

LICENSE DURATION

Gaming Licenses are valid for two years. After two years, each licensee will go through a renewal background investigation to ensure adherence to the standards required to maintain a gaming license. 

FEES

Applicants are required to pay a fee for their Gaming License. All applicable licensing fees will be due upon the submittal of the application. Specific fee information will be provided with the application instructions. These fees are payable through money order or cashier’s check. Unfortunately, we are unable to process fees via credit card or cash at this time.

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