Gambling machine maker to pay $375K fine to Missouri
Casino industry representatives play on a slot machine on display at the industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) By Julie Jacobson
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A gambling machine supplier has agreed to pay $375,000 to Missouri for not telling regulatory officials about actions taken against it in Alabama related to electronic bingo games.
The settlement between International Game Technology and the Missouri Gaming Commission was released Thursday by the agency.
It says the Las Vegas-based company violated Missouri regulations by not promptly informing the agency of several actions related to a crackdown on electronic bingo games in Alabama. The settlement cites the company's receipt of a federal subpoena in June 2008, a letter it received from Alabama's governor in January 2009, the seizure of a bingo machine from a gambling center in June 2010 and an attempted raid at another gambling site.
A spokeswoman for IGT did not immediately respond to a request for comment.