Galaxy Gaming expects business as usual despite California ruling

Galaxy Gaming expects no interruptions in its contracts with tribal casinos in California following a California Gambling Control Commission ruling to uphold a judge’s decision describing its chief executive as unsuitable to do business in the state.

“It is important to remember that our company’s current status as a licensee in California is unchanged and remains in good standing,” the Las Vegas-based manufacturer of table games said in a statement. “Nothing ends here.”

The recommendation made in April to the gaming commission stems from a three-year investigation of business license applications by Galaxy Gaming CEO Robert Saucier.

“We are confident there will be no interruption in Galaxy’s client service and our popular products will continue to be available in California now and in the future,” the company said.

The four-member California gaming commission on Thursday unanimously upheld Administrative Law Judge Catherine Frink’s April 26 recommendation. Since it involved litigation, the gaming commission voted in closed session, a commission spokeswoman said.

The commission declined to comment on the ruling.

Galaxy Gaming manufacturers table games, including side bets that can be played with such games as blackjack. Some of the company’s titles include Player’s Edge and Texas Shootout.

The company also developed TableMax, an automated table game that offers blackjack without a live dealer.

Saucier was accused of withholding or misstating important information about his past business ventures and lawsuits to California officials. In her 103-page decision, Frink said Saucier “engaged in activities that created the danger of unsuitable, unfair or illegal practices.”

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