Bingo World appeals license rejection

March 09, 1994

Attorneys for Bingo World have appealed to Anne Arundel Circuit Court the county Board of Appeals' decision not to renew the Brooklyn Park hall's license to operate.

The appeal was filed less than a week after the board rejected Bingo World's application because the investment group that plans to buy the hall would allow Steven B. Paskind, the principal owner, to stay involved in the operation as a creditor.

Mr. Paskind has been linked to organized crime in testimony to U.S. Senate. Several of his associates were convicted in 1992 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore of funneling profits from gambling, loan-sharking, robbery and other enterprises through Bingo World.

Bingo World, in the 4900 block of Belle Grove Road, remains open under a Circuit Court injunction that prevents county officials from closing it. The injunction was to expire today, but Bingo World's appeal is expected to extend its operations until the case can be argued.

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