ALLEY MUGGING CANCELED
As noted in a redbankgreen reader comment, the state Attorney General has backed off a plan to fine 81 percent of the state’s bowling alleys $3,000 each for violating raffle regulations.
From a statement issued by the AG’s Consumer Affairs office on Wednesday:
The Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (LGCCC), which regulates raffles and bowling alleys, today voted at its monthly meeting to suspend the fines and instead issue warning letters to each bowling alley. The $3,000 fine, which is less than half the maximum $7,500 fine that the LGCCC could have imposed, will be returned to those who have already paid and not be collected from the other facilities.
The LGCCC also will conduct outreach to ensure bowling alley operators understand the raffles law.
Fifty-nine of the state’s 73 bowling alleys had violated a licensing provision allowing 50/50 raffles to nonprofits, the state alleged earlier this week.
Among the violators, the state said, was Memory Bowling in Shrewsbury.