State investigators in Michigan executed two search warrants in Bridgeport Township, with six slot-type gaming machines being confiscated.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board and Michigan Department of Attorney General conducted a joint investigation which led to the raid.
Four of the confiscated machines were Nudgemaster master machines. Eleven computers, US$6,306 in suspected gambling proceeds and $182,430 in Simon Giftcards were also confiscated.
“Business owners who house illegal, unregulated gaming machines in their establishments are breaking the law, creating opportunities for increased crime in communities, and allowing unnecessary consumer risk to those who use the machines, which do not meet the stringent regulatory requirements needed to ensure fair play,” MGCB executive director Henry Williams said.
“The public is encouraged to contact us if they see a casino-type gaming machine in a restaurant, gas station, or convenience store. We investigate every tip and work hard to protect Michigan citizens from such crime in their neighbourhoods.”