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Lake Elsinore Casino, owned by men tied to polygamous sect, gets mixed ruling on gaming license

Jeff Horseman July 12, 2019 A proposed deal denies Kingston Group a permanent license, but leaves door open for in-family business transfer

Lake Elsinore Casino’s current owners, who have been linked to a Utah polygamous sect accused of forcing teenage girls to marry and described by some as a hate group and an organized crime family, would be denied a permanent gaming license under an administrative law judge’s proposed ruling.

But the ruling, issued last month and made public this week, leaves open the possibility that casino co-owner Joseph Kingston could transfer his interest in the business to a cousin. Administrative Law Judge Theresa M. Brehl, who heard arguments in the dispute on March 5 and 6 in San Diego, also took the state Bureau of Gambling Control to task for its handling of the long-running licensing dispute.

 

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