Law enforcement officials in the state of Michigan conducted a raid on two illegal casinos in Flint, seizing 100 illegal gambling machines, 62 gift cards, and $29,204 in cash from the locations.
The two casinos were located on State Road and in Burton. 54 PC gaming towers and 11 standalone gambling machines were seized at State Road, while 23 PC gaming towers and 12 standalone gambling machines were seized in Burton. Illegal casinos have proliferated in Michigan, as police raids were conducted in the state's capital Lansing, where 82 gambling machines and $91,500 in cash was seized.
Regarding the raids Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Henry Williams said, "Illegal gambling machine operations bring unwanted crime to communities across Michigan and deprive school districts of gaming tax revenue from the state to support education.
"The MGCB works to educate citizens and businesses about illegal gambling and to support state and local officials' efforts to remove machines used illegally."