Port: Veterans group says they aren’t involved in charitable gaming, but is that true?


MINOT, N.D. — According to a regulatory complaint filed by Attorney General Drew Wrigley’s office, an interconnected group of gaming companies used the Wall of Honor, a nonprofit focused on honoring military veterans, as a tool to circumvent charitable gaming laws and facilitate business for themselves.

The response from the Wall of Honor has been to claim that they have nothing to do with charitable gaming. “The Wall of Honor is not in charitable gaming,” Tammy Ibach, the executive director of the group, claimed in a recent letter to the editor.

Gerald Parker, the general manager of Western Distributing Company, one of the gaming interests named in Wrigley’s complaint, made a similar claim in a news release and video published on the company’s website.

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