Mass. AG Wants Ban On Home Liens By Casinos

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 6:22 PM EST) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Monday asked the state’s gambling regulator to ban casinos from placing liens on customers' homes, citing a recent Boston Globe report about several casinos that have already done so in Connecticut.

The Boston Globe story published Sunday revealed “concerning lending practices” and “aggressive debt collection methods” used by several gambling operators, including Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

In a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the attorney general said the story highlighted the need for “robust” consumer protection laws before gambling...
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