13 Apr GAMING COMPLAINT
April 13, 2023
CONTACT: Suzie Weigel 701.328.2210 firstname.lastname@example.org
BISMARCK, ND – Attorney General Drew Wrigley announces the filing of an administrative complaint against Western Distributing, Plains Gaming Distributing, and Midwest Gaming Distributing alleging violations of gaming laws and regulations intended to protect the integrity of charitable gaming in North Dakota. In the complaint, the Attorney General’s Gaming Division alleges, among other violations, that Western Distributing, Plains Gaming, and Midwest Distributing unlawfully engaged in, or conspired to engage in, facilitating illegal rent payments; interfering with or attempting to influence a lessor’s relationship with a charitable gaming organization involving a lease agreement; interfering with or attempting to influence a charitable organization’s management, employment practices, policies, gaming operations, disbursement of net proceeds, or procurement of a charitable gaming site, all in violation of North Dakota laws and regulatory provisions. The complaint filed by the Attorney General alleges millions of dollars in charitable gaming proceeds have been improperly diverted to organizations aligned with Western Distributing, Plains Gaming Distributing, and Midwest Gaming Distributing as a result of the distributors’ conduct.
For additional details, please see the attached Gaming Complaint.