Bingo / Lottery Lawsuit Update, News (Riverside Minor Hockey)

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Bingo / Lottery Lawsuit Update
Submitted By AMS on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Message from RMHA Board of Directors:

Riverside Minor Hockey was listed as one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the City of Windsor as it pertains to the bingo / lottery license fees. We were included in this suit due to our previous involvement in bingos and our current lottery and gaming license applications. 

After careful deliberation the RMHA Board of Directors has voted to opt out of the suit and will not participate in any further legal action against the City of Windsor as it pertains to this lawsuit. 

This decision was not entered into lightly. The Board weighed our options carefully and while we all agree that if there was any mismanagement of fees by the City that information will be made public and procedural corrections will be put into place which should be the sole purpose of any such legal action or review.

RMHA was the beneficiary of bingo / lottery revenues for several years. We along with the Riverside Community Ladies Club were able to use the bingo funds to help offset the operational costs of this organization, provide subsidies to families in need and offset some of the costs associated with our tournaments. We have benefited from the revenues of the bingos and lotteries and see no value in any attempt to recoup what will most certainly be minor compensation if in fact mismanagement of fees took place.  Licenses require administrative fees to be paid which we did and continue to do with every lottery application we file. As stated earlier if there was any negligence or mis-use of the fees we believe that the City has or will rectify their actions accordingly.  

Our role in this community is and will continue to be an advocate of minor sports and community involvement. We are happy to put this behind us and move forward into the 2016-17 hockey season. 

If you have questions about this decision please direct your comments to [email protected].

Thank you. 
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