Bet Vegas challenges license refusal

The principal of Bet Vegas is suing the country’s gambling regulator over a 2015 refusal to grant him a license to operate.

Anthony Brown, who continues to operate without a license, wants Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles to force the Gaming Board to reconsider its decision to deny him a permit.

Bet Vegas was one of nine gaming houses that applied for licenses in 2015 after the industry became regulated.

However, Bet Vegas’ application was refused after it reportedly failed to satisfy Gaming Board investigators that he met the burden to qualify.

At a hearing last week, attorney Jairam Mangra suggested to Acting Gaming Board Secretary Ian Tynes that Brown had fulfilled the requirements by providing the information requested by investigators.

However, Tynes maintained that the information provided by Brown was insufficient.

In re-examination, government lawyer Gary Francis, who represents the Ministry of Tourism, pointed to numerous communications between Brown and the board in which he repeatedly requested additional time to meet the requirements for a gaming license.

Charles will hear closing submissions in the matter on April 6.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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