Ohio regulator shuts four illegal casinos

The Ohio Casino Control Commission said no arrests had been made.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission said no arrests had been made.

The venues were operating in Fayette County. Authorities seized gaming equipment, cash, and documents.

US.- The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has reported that state gaming officials with the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office have shut down four alleged illegal casino businesses in Fayette County. The OCCC said agents seized gaming equipment, cash, and documents. No arrests were made, and the investigation remains open.

Matthew Schuler, executive director of the Ohio Casino Control Commission said: “The operators of these illegal casinos took advantage of their community to line their own pockets in blatant disregard of the law.

“The commission is tasked with ensuring gaming in Ohio is conducted honestly and with integrity, and we will continue to take action against those who violate Ohio’s gaming laws.”

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth added: “We appreciate the assistance of the Ohio Casino Control Commission in shutting down these illegal establishments, which prey on vulnerable Ohioans.”

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