Regulators reject Louis DeNaples' bid to do business with casino

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 3, 2015 3:40 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

(Harrisburg) -- State gambling regulators are rejecting a second bid by a northeastern Pennsylvania billionaire to do business with the casino that he founded but relinquished in a deal to drop perjury charges. 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has voted it down, preserving existing restrictions on Louis DeNaples' dealings with Mount Airy Casino Resort. 

DeNaples' petition drew a 4-3 gaming board majority, but it still failed because one legislative appointee, Richard Jewell, voted against it. 

DeNaples agreed in 2009 to transfer ownership of the casino to a family trust. 

He had sought to limit the scope of a background check necessary to become a service provider.

The gaming board's enforcement division warned board members against letting an applicant set the conditions of a background check.  

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