Action 24/7 files lawsuit for appeal of licence suspension
Action 24/7 has filed a lawsuit for the appeal of its Tennessee licence annulment as it states that the suspension was random and incorrect, and that it will be causing the operator much harm during a time like this.
The Tennessee-based operator’s licence was revoked just a few days ago when it was revealed that it had many cases of card fraud and proxy betting from different accounts. By doing so, it now has become the very first iGaming operator in the United States to have its licence suspended.
Despite that, Action 24/7 is opposes that its operations were first annulled by Susan Lanigan, who is the chair of the Lottery’s board, and then the board voted entirely on the submission. It then mentioned that this was not supposed to be in Lanigan’s authority.
The operator stated:
“Despite the fact that there was no ongoing internal control failure at the time of the suspension, the license was suspended due to supposed ‘exigent circumstances’ which, to date, TEL cannot articulate. Clearly, this decision is both clearly erroneous and arbitrary and capricious because, among other reasons, the board did not adhere to its own procedures and regulations in making its final decision.”
Moreover, the operator said that Daniel DiRienzo, who is the sports betting investigator for the Lottery, misreported the damage that was brought on by such unauthorized activity on the player accounts, as the investigator said that it would bring on “hundreds of thousands of dollars”, but the operator is now saying that the deposits only made up $37,362, and more than $14,000 of this amount was retrieved.
This lawsuit is set to be heard on the 24th of March at 14:00 Central Daylight Time by Patricia Head Moskal.