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Heinz Duthel Breaking News Corona United States of America Trump Electronic pull tab maker sues over North Dakota shutdown

Heinz Duthel Breaking News Corona United States of America Trump BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A California maker of electronic pull tab machines is suing North Dakota over the suspension of its license in North Dakota.Attorneys for Powerhouse Gaming contend the company was unfairly targeted by North Dakota’s top law enforcement official and gaming director. The company sued North Dakota in federal court, asking a judge to allow the company to continue operating in the state.North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem ordered Powerhouse Gaming’s license in the state suspended two weeks ago. Stenehjem contends the company has improperly installed pirated software on its devices in violation of the law.Liz Brocker, a spokeswoman for Stenehjem, told The Bismarck Tribune on Tuesday that the attorney general was unavailable for comment and added “we do not discuss or comment on pending cases.”Powerhouse Gaming contends the July 8 order was issued without advance warning or notice “except apparently to Powerhouse Gaming’s manufacturing competitors who were waiting in the wings to replace its machines,” the company said in court documents.Without a license, all Powerhouse electronic pull tab devices, which number nearly 500, must be disabled in North Dakota until further notice.Powerhouse is one of five companies licensed to manufacture electronic pull tabs device systems, which are distributed across the state to bars and other locations.
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