MTR Gaming Group sues former CEO Arneault

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The court battles are piling up between the company that operates Presque Isle Downs and Mountaineer Racetrack and its former CEO, Ted Arneault.  The Erie Times-News says the MTR Gaming Group is suing Arneault for a violating a noncompete clause by working with American Harness Tracks LLC to build a racino in Lawrence County, Pa:

“The filing of this lawsuit is yet another desperate attempt, as part of a grander scheme, to cause Mr. Arneault continuing financial damage and to stop him from ever re-entering the gaming business,” (Arneault attorney John) Mizner said in a statement.”

“AHT owns acres and acres of fields and not a single slot machine or table game. AHT is years away, if ever, from ‘being in the gaming business.’ Therefore, AHT is not competing with MTR.”

“MTR sued as it is defending itself against a civil-rights suit Arneault filed against MTR in federal court in Erie in April.”

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