North Dakota gambling equipment distributors' settlement stands despite retracted email
The settlement between North Dakota's attorney general and gambling equipment distributors stands despite a retracted email, leading to fines and ownership changes
The recent settlement between North Dakota's attorney general and three gambling equipment distributors will remain valid after the main company, Western Distributing Company, retracted an email that drew scrutiny.
The settlement included a $125,000 fine, acknowledgement of wrongdoing, and the removal of certain individuals from ownership and involvement with the companies.
The settlement also permits potential license revocation if the distributors fail to comply with its terms or commit further violations within the next three years.
The attorney general noted that the retracted email contained characterizations that contradicted the terms of the settlement.
North Dakota has been grappling with issues related to electronic pull tabs, and legislative efforts have been made to address these concerns.