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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:26 AM

Missouri company accused of illegal gambling has sued the state

A Missouri-based company accused of operating illegal gambling devices filed a lawsuit alleging state law enforcement’s crackdown on rogue slot machines is a campaign of “harassment and intimidation.”

Torch Electronics LLC filed its lawsuit on Friday in Cole County against the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

The company alleges that the state exceeded its authority by removing Torch machines from Warrenton Oil’s convenience stores, as well as other locations. Warrenton Oil joined Torch in the lawsuit.

“These government officials continue to threaten to remove Torch devices based solely on their own incorrect interpretations of Missouri gambling laws,” the lawsuit, filed by Jefferson City attorney Charles Hatfield, states.

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/02/10/missouri-company-accused-of-illegal-gambling-has-sued-the-state/

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