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Emergency Order of Summary Suspension Pending Further Investigation-Snookers

Emergency Order of Summary Suspension Pending Further Investigation-Snookers

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Emergency Order of Summary Suspension Pending Further Investigation-Snookers
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STATE OF MICHIGAN
Rick Snyder 
MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD
Rick Kelm
GOVERNOR
DETROIT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
December 18, 2012
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REDACTED
EHERGENCY ORDER OF SUNLMARY SUSPENSION
PENDING FURT.H_ER INVESTIGATION
Under Executive Order 2012-4, the Executive Director of the Michi
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an Gaming Control Board
was transferred all authority, powers, duties, functions, records, and property of the Lottery
Commissioner and Bureau of State Lottery related to the licensing and regulation of millionaire
parties under the Bingo Act and its promulgated rules. MCL 432,101
et seq.
In conformance
with this obligation, the Executive Director has conducted an investi
g
ation of the millionaire
parties conducted at Snookers Pool & Pub (Snookers). The investi
g
ation remains pending, but it
has already revealed material violations of the Bingo Act, and rules promulgated thereunder,
necessitating an emer
g
ency order of suspension of all licensed charity events at this location in
order to protect the welfare and integrity of charitable gaming. MCL 432.116; MCL 24.292(2);
and Administrative Rule 432.21111. Issuance of this order is based on the followin
g
violation
history and facts recently revealed from the pending investigation.
From August 1 through Au
g
ust 10, 2010, the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery denied
applications by qualified or
g
anizations that wished to conduct their millionaire party at Snookers.
This was based on admissions by the owner of Snookers that he and his employees were
fraudulently altering game records and financial statements to hide unlawful gambling that was
sometimes in excess of the statutory limits.
As a result of that investi
g
ation, 13 qualified organizations were cited by the Bureau of State
Lottery for:
Failing to maintain current and accurate recordsExceeding the chip sales limit of $15,000.00Paying unreasonable and or unnecessary expensesDiverting millionaire party proceeds for prohibited or unlawful purposesFiling false and/or inaccurate financial statementsFailing to complete/maintain game records
From Au
g
ust 2010 throu
g
h September 2012, more violations of the Bingo Act and rules occurred
at this location and involved Snookers' employees. 12 qualified organizations acknowledged the
following violations:

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