Records used by the MGCB to determine qualifications have been sealed and deliberations over licensing have been kept confidential so it's unclear exactly why the MGCB declined to license Malik. Records and deliberations regarding ownerships transfers are also sealed and confidential. However, the following MGCB licensing guidelines have been published:
"The gaming board [MGCB] does not license an applicant convicted of any felony; a misdemeanor involving gambling, theft, dishonesty or fraud; or those who are 'unsuitable' due to questions of 'integrity, moral character or reputation.' "