Michigan closes illegal casinos in Lansing

Illegal casinos were identified in Lansing.
Illegal casinos were identified in Lansing.

Authorities found more than 80 gambling machines at two illegal gaming establishments.

US.- Police raids have led to more than $91,500 in cash and 82 gambling machines being removed from two illegal casinos in Lansing. The raids followed an an investigation by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, the Michigan Department of Attorney General and Lansing Police Department.

At Logan Square, police found 28 full-size slot machines, one virtual blackjack table and other casino-style games, with the machines, In total, 62 machines were removed from the location. At 777 Games of Skill, there were reportedly 13 full-size slot machines and seven other gambling games.

Lansing mayor Andy Schor said: “Unregulated, illegal gambling operations in Lansing invite crime into our neighbourhoods and business corridors. We are doing all we can to identify these illegal establishments and shut them down permanently.”

In January, the Michigan Gaming Control Board and Michigan Liquor Control Commission announced they would conduct a statewide public education and enforcement initiative to encourage businesses to remove unregulated machines used for illegal gaming.

See also: Calls to Michigan gambling helpline nearly triple in first year of legal betting

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