Massachusetts Anti-Casino Ballot Question Gets Nixed by State AG

Massachusetts Anti-Casino Ballot Question Gets Nixed by State AG

A citizens’ anti-gambling effort has been shot down by the State’s Attorney General

While the state of Massachusetts is gearing up for rapid expansion of gambling in the state, not everybody has been excited about the move. That is why some anti-gambling activists there have actually created a petition in an effort to force a vote that is statewide set up casino projects is able to maneuver ahead.

Those who are against the casinos that are new able to gather enough signatures to send the ballot question forward to the attorney general’s office. But regrettably for them, the state solicitor however a stop towards the move, saying that the ballot question wouldn’t be legal under the state’s ballot effort process.

Constitutional Provisions Preclude Ballot Question

Underneath the present state Constitution, the ballot initiative process is included in Article 48. That article not only describes the process for getting concern in the ballot, but additionally establishes exactly what can and may not be included in such questions. One of the guidelines for proposals states that they cannot hinder an entity’s ‘right to receive settlement for private property appropriated to public use’.

According to state solicitor Peter Sacks, if the concern were to be authorized by the public, thus closing the casino deals immediately, it would just take the casino developers’ contract rights away without the payment. It would […]

Ohio Man Sues Hollywood Casino for Giving Him Winnings in Cash

Ohio Man Sues Hollywood Casino for Giving Him Winnings in Cash

******Inside Columbus, Ohio’s Hollywood Casino******

Sometimes it’s hard to determine that is stupider: the thieves or the victim they’ve robbed. The following tale might be described as a photo finish situation, but you decide.

Cash and Carry

It seems David that is 29-year-old Hayes a gambler at the Hollywood Casino Columbus, in Ohio, was fortunate to win $35,800 on October 21, 2012; but that is where Hayes’ luck ended. In a lawsuit the Ohio man has since filed against the gambling operator, Hayes plus one of his attorneys, Joseph Landusky, claim that the casino forced him to take his winnings by means of cash pitched against a check, and flashed his personal information to anyone waiting once he returned to his house later that night behind him in line, making him vulnerable to a subsequent home robbery.

The actual fact that he left his straight back door open unlocked and accessible that evening is but one return volley the casino is firing back at the man in their legal reaction to his suit. Hayes claims two men that are armed his house, woke him, and demanded he give all 358 stacks of bound hundred-dollar bills before they shot to popularity without harming him.

Two of these rocket boffins then actually bragged about the robbery to acquaintances, and have since been arrested and currently await test; a third man, whose connection to the robbery is unclear, is also being sought now.

That is at Fault?

At prob […]

Galaxy Gaming CEO Reassures Shareholders After Regulatory Denial

Galaxy Gaming CEO Reassures Shareholders After Regulatory Denial

A casino that is nevada-based games developer, maker and distributor is attempting to reassure worried shareholders following the company’s California ‘suitability to do company’ rights were revoked by that state’s Gambling Control Commission recently.

Defending Letter

Galaxy Gaming CEO Robert Saucier has sent out a four-page missive to investors, claiming that all the issues decried by the California regulators inside their decisions stemmed from a ‘predecessor entity that ceased business procedure in 2009 and dissolved. The proceedings would not straight involve Galaxy,’ Saucier went on, adding that ‘it is business as usual [at Galaxy ] even as we continue to provide our products and services without the interruption.’

With Galaxy doing a whole lot of its business in the Golden State especially with many Indian tribes who have gambling enterprises Saucier wanted to guarantee clients and investors that Galaxy’s ‘gaming permit with Ca tribes is unchanged and in good standing. Likewise, our status in most other jurisdictions we serve is also unchanged and remains in good standing. In reality, we continue steadily to seek and get new licenses and approvals in extra jurisdictions,’ the letter went on to state.

Conflicting Stories

And this is where things have, um, a little confusing. All evidence points to the contrary because while Saucier emphatically states in his letter that the California Gambling Control […]

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