California Gambling Control Commission to Host Gaming Policy Advisory Committee Meeting

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The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) has announced it will convene a Gaming Policy Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 1p.m. This essential gathering aims to address key matters related to controlled gaming regulatory policy, problem gambling and other relevant issues affecting the gambling sector in California.

In a bid to accommodate participants from various locations and ensure widespread participation, the meeting will be available both in person at the CGCC’s premises in Sacramento and via tele/video conference. The CGCC encourages public participation, urging interested parties to join through Zoom using the provided link or call-in number to contribute to the discourse.

Meeting Agenda Highlights

The agenda for the upcoming GPAC meeting includes several critical items:

  • Introduction of new members: The session will commence with a warm welcome and the introduction of new members to the GPAC, fostering a collaborative environment for all involved.
  • Approval of previous meeting minutes: The committee will review and approve the minutes from the November 14, 2023, meeting, ensuring that all decisions and discussions are accurately recorded.
  • Discussion on GPAC’s role and responsibilities: A significant portion of the meeting will be dedicated to revisiting the GPAC’s mission statement, discussing the scope of projects and discussions and clarifying the responsibilities and expectations of GPAC members. This segment will also cover the importance of adhering to the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act.
  • Current projects update: Emmanuel Macalino, a sub-committee member, will provide an update on the GPAC Outreach Project, showcasing the committee’s ongoing efforts and initiatives.
  • Future agenda items: The committee will discuss new agenda items for future meetings including proposals from GPAC members or the public and a review of the Commission’s proposed regulatory text for multi-owner licenses.
  • Public comment and participation: The meeting will allocate time for public comments, allowing for a broader engagement with the community and stakeholders.

How to Participate

The CGCC is making it easy for the public to engage in this critical meeting. Attendees can participate in person at the CGCC’s office in Sacramento or virtually via Zoom. For those unable to attend live but wishing to contribute, the Commission welcomes public comments via e-mail, which will be read into the record during the meeting.

This meeting underscores the CGCC’s commitment to transparency, public participation and the continuous improvement of the gambling regulatory framework in California. Stakeholders, industry professionals and members of the public are encouraged to join the meeting and contribute to the vital discussions that shape the future of gambling regulation in the state.

For more information on the meeting including how to join via Zoom and submit public comments, please visit the CGCC’s website or contact Niecesha Williams at the CGCC for any special accommodations or additional inquiries.

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