Bingo World's license transfer again denied

March 04, 1994

The Board of Appeals has affirmed its decision to deny a request to transfer a Brooklyn Park bingo hall's operating license to an investment group.

In a written decision issued Wednesday, the board said the proposed arrangement was unsatisfactory.

The deal called for Arundel Amusements to pay Stephen Paskind, owner of Bingo World, $4.1 million over five years. The payments were to be made monthly.

The board voted in November to uphold a December 1992 decision by Robert Dvorak, then county director of inspections and permits, denying the license transfer.

D. Christopher Ohly, attorney for Bingo World, said last night he would appeal the decision in Circuit Court.

Mr. Paskind was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1990 indictments of six organized-crime figures who admitted they used the bingo parlor as a front to launder money from illegal activities. The county has been trying to close Bingo World since 1989, when Mr. Paskind's alleged ties to organized crime became public.

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