The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday denied a petition by Louis DeNaples, the one-time owner of Mt. Airy Casino, to have board-placed restrictions on his ability to do business with the casino removed and limit the scope of a background check so businesses he owns can serve as a vendor to the casino.
While the petition to remove the restrictions and limit the background check received a majority vote, it did not receive a “qualified majority vote,” which consists of at least one gubernatorial appointee of the board and all four legislative appointees voting in favor of a particular matter.
Board Chairman William Ryan and Commissioner Annmarie Kaiser voted against DeNaples’s petition. Both were appointees of Gov. Tom Corbett.
Richard Jewell, a June 2015 appointment of House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), was the dissenting legislative appointee.