Three People Hit With 430 Charges Related to Illegal Gambling

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This week three people accused of running an illegal gambling operation out of their businesses were charged with 430 criminal charges by the Denver District Attorney's Office.

Eduard Gugulyan, Bargrat Garamov, and Tammy Garamov were hit with hundreds of charges related to possession of gambling devices, maintaining a gambling premises, shipping/invoicing slot machines, engaging in professional gambling, and fraudulent limited gaming acts. The trio are accused of running a gambling ring out of their businesses El Dorado Skill Games, La Fortuna, and American Pride Skill Games. The illegal ring offered slot machine games to players, which they claimed were "skill based".

The sites were the subject of a hidden camera investigation by a local news station, which led to the Denver Police Department conducting a criminal investigation. That investigation led to a raid last year, where they took hundreds of slot machines into custody, but charges were not filed until this week.

The case will likely be ongoing for quite some time, and Casino Listings will update this story as we learn more.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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17 April 2018 - 4:13pm

I don't know what those guys thinking, in the end you couuldn't make your business legal just naming the slots a skill games, now they will pay the price I guess and it would be strange if that ddoesn't include a jail time too.