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Pa. AG's office may receive gaming agency

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 8, 2011


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A Pennsylvania House committee was expected to vote Tuesday on proposed legislation that would move the state agency in charge of overlooking gaming background checks to the Attorney General's Office.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Gaming Oversight Committee's approval of the bill would shift the Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement from the Gaming Control Board. The bureau investigates those applying for slots licenses and casino employees.

The bill was proposed by Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery.

Vereb told the Post-Gazette the Attorney General's Office is more equipped to handle such investigations, pointing to the office's ability to access criminal background information.

Meanwhile, those on the gaming board told the newspaper that the move isn't necessary.

Vereb told the Post-Gazette on Monday that is "confident" the bill will be approved.

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