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Board Denies Virginia City Casino Owner A Gambling License

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulators say a Northern California man who bought two casinos in Virginia City is unfit for a gambling license.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended Wednesday to deny Vincent Michael Malfitano a license and the ability to be the casinos' landlord.

Lacking both, Malfitano would be forced to close and sell the casinos.

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The Nevada Gaming Commission will consider the recommendation in two weeks.

Delta Saloon has 103 slots and a sports book. Bonanza Saloon has 39 slots.

Malfitano, a former dentist, owns Cypress Meadows Assisted Living in Antioch, California.

The board questioned why Malfitano omitted a prior citation for obstruction of a police officer, lawsuits against him and tax liens. They also disagreed with his handling of an employee's labor complaint. Malfitano says the omissions weren't deliberate.