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Lake Elsinore Casino owners, linked to group tied to child brides and labeled a hate group, may be denied gaming license

Jeff Horseman May 3, 2019 The Kingston Group reportedly allows girls as young as 15 to marry

For almost 20 years, the Lake Elsinore Casino has hosted poker games without holding a permanent gaming license.

During that time, the gaming club also has become one of the most important businesses in Lake Elsinore.

The city’s mayor, Steve Manos, describes the casino as “a great partner for the city,” noting it sponsors scholarships and hosts chamber of commerce events. And with about 275 employees, the casino is Lake Elsinore’s fourth-largest employer.

But the casino, owned by Ted and Joseph Kingston, have been linked to a group that has drawn public condemnation and, later this year, a criminal trial for tax fraud.

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