California says Galaxy Gaming unfit for business; may lead to Nevada investigation
Galaxy Gaming Inc., a Las Vegas table game developer, has been found unsuitable to do business in California.
The ruling has prompted the Nevada Gaming Control Board to consider a full investigation of Galaxy Gaming. Since the company is an associated equipment manufacturer, it has not been subject to a full investigation.
That likely will change, said A.G. Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
"We always have the right to call them forward for full find of suitability and licensure," Burnett said. "We may do that in this case because if there are indeed issues, and we are looking into those, the board has that right."
The recommendation appeared in the form of a 103-page report in April and stemmed from a three-year investigation of business license applications submitted by Galaxy Gaming CEO Robert Saucier, who allegedly omitted important information.
“Saucier was evasive and, in some instances, intentionally dishonest and misleading in his responses to questions,” according to Administrative Law Judge Catherine Frink’s April 26 recommendation. “In a highly regulated industry such as gaming, the failure to be forthcoming with relevant information was inexcusable."