Ohio takes down illegal slots

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission seized 25 slots in Clermont and Brown counties. (Credits: thepolicefoundation.org)

The Casino Control Commission conducted a major raid in Clermont and Brown counties and seized 25 illegal slot machines.

US.- In order to ensure a good performance by the regulated gambling market, the authorities around the world have to continuously take action against illegal operations. That’s why the Ohio Casino Control Commission seizes unauthorised gaming equipment and other pieces of evidence from illegal gambling sites during raids in Clermont and Brown counties.

The authorities took action against the unlicensed operations after a thorough investigation sparked by complaints about a store operating slot machines in Bethel. According to spokeswoman Jessica Franks, the investigation lead to several other findings and the Commission discovered four other locations besides that first store in Bethel.

Several buildings – owned by the same person – were raided in Batavia, Bethel, Georgetown & Mount Orab as they offered illegal gambling and paid cash prices. According to Ms Franks, 25 slot machines were seized, as well as money and documents.

“Illegal casinos prey on vulnerable Ohioans, operate without proper oversight, and offer no recourse for consumers,” Ohio Casino Control Commission Executive Director Matthew Schuler said in a statement. “The Commission will continue to hold accountable those who disregard Ohio’s gambling laws, and we appreciate the assistance of our law enforcement partners in today’s operation.”

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