Guam attorney general ask court to void machine licenses


Guam Attorney General Leonardo Rapadas has asked the US island’s court to declare the island’s laws still prohibit the licensing of gambling machines despite the gambling tax law passed in late June and to void machine licenses issued by Guam’s revenue and tax department. Rapadas made the request in amending the lawsuit he filed earlier in June against the tax department, the governor and three gaming machine operators. Some 481 licenses have been issued and John Camacho, head director of the tax department, estimated this week that the 4 percent tax on revenues will bring in $80,000 a month to pay for supplies and facilities for Guam Memorial Hospital.