Gaming board takes control over casino

January 31, 2008 1:12:40 PM PST
State gambling regulators met with executives at Mount Airy Casino Resort today to discuss a power transfer. That's because owner Louis DeNaples has been charged with perjury and at least temporarily lost his license.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says Mount Airy will remain open and that there will be no difference in the day-to-day operations of the $412 million casino.

Yesterday, DeNaples was charged with lying to the gaming board when he claimed during his prelicense background investigation that he did not have any ties to organized crime. He has denied the charges.

The suspension of DeNaples' license allows the casino to continue operating, but prohibits him from exerting control over it, profiting from it or even entering it.