California Regulators Seek To Revoke Cardroom License

California gaming regulators expect a judge to rule by the end of the month on the future of a cardroom with alleged ties to a Mormon fundamentalist group, over allegations it has sidestepped licensing laws for two decades.

The Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino, situated in Lake Elsinore about 70 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, has been operating with provisional licenses since 1999. Once known as the Sahara Dunes Casino, it is a 22-table cardroom with about 275 employees.

State gaming regulators want to deny the owners, Ted and Joseph Kingston, their latest application for a permanent gaming license, citing, among other factors, their failure to provide information.

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