The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) acts as the investigatory and enforcement arm of the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (CCC) as outlined by the Virgin Islands Casino and Resort Control Act of 1995. It is responsible for protecting the public interest by maintaining a legitimate and viable industry through enforcement of the casino laws and regulations by overseeing investigations, inspections, audits and criminal and regulatory prosecutions.
The DGE monitors the licensed casinos of the US Virgin Islands on a routine basis to ensure their operations comply with the statutes, rules and regulations approved by the Commission, including: accounting and internal controls, rules of the games, gaming equipment, patron complaints, security and surveillance and other matters related to the daily operation of the casino. They are further responsible for the initial investigation of any violation of the laws or rules and regulations within licensed casinos. The DGE is authorized to initiate, prosecute or defend such proceedings before the CCC or the courts of the US Virgin Islands, or appeals, as the DGE or CCC may deem appropriate.
The DGE must investigate the qualifications of each applicant before the CCC issues any license certificates or permits. They are authorized to conduct investigations of all license applicants to include casino owners, managers, employees and service industries including their owners and key employees to determine their suitability for licensure based on the applicants integrity, honesty and good character and reports its findings to the CCC. The CCC has the authority to grant or deny a license based on the findings of the DGE.
The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) falls under the general direction of the Attorney General and their office is located in the same building as the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission at #5 Estate Orange Grove, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI.
For additional information visit the VI Department of Justice Gaming Enforcement.