The Police force in Arizona has revealed that it conducted a casino operation in Phoenix to crackdown on illegal gambling.
US.- The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has announced that it has conducted an operation to raid an illegal underground casino in Phoenix. According to the ADG, the investigation kicked off in March 2019.
The police said that as a result of the searches, they seised seven video poker gaming devices, six ATMs and US$7k in cash. While six individuals were detained for questioning but released pending charges, it is believed that they’re all involved in the operation. The ADG will pursue charges including money laundering and illegal possession of gambling devices, among other things.
Ted Vogt, ADG Director, said: “The Arizona Department of Gaming takes its duty to enforce the gambling laws in our state seriously. We appreciate our ongoing partnerships with the Phoenix Police Department and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in our efforts to stop illegal gambling and its associated crimes.”
Earlier this year, the ADG also shut down an alleged illegal gambling operation in the north of Phoenix. The agents seized illegal gambling devices and money after the search.
Officers from Arizona’s Department of Liquor and Attorney General’s Office and the Phoenix Police Department conducted a search warrant on a sports bar, Toso’s Sports Bar & Grill and Real Poker LLC. The warrant is the result of a seven-month-long investigation from ADG, and the people detained could face felony charges from this discovery.