More Illegal Casino Raids Go Down in Michigan

Law enforcement and gaming regulators in the state of Michigan conducted a series of raids last week, seizing gambling machines and a large sum of cash in Metro Detroit.

The raids took place between September 28th and 29th in the cities of Allen Park, Taylor, and Redford Township. A separate raid took place in the Flint area. They were conducted in a joint operation between the Michigan Gambling Control Board and the Michigan Department of the Attorney General.

During the raid, 56 gambling machines and $12,700 in cash was seized. The largest raid took place in the Flint-area location, where 53 machines were seized. The gas station locations each had one machine, which makes sense, as the size is limited. Coin pusher machines were also seized, with $3,295 in coins being seized from inside the machine.

Michigan has a regulated online gaming industry, but underground casinos still thrive in urban settings, where winnings don't have to be claimed on taxes and there aren't any identity checks on players.

Regarding the raids Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Henry Williams said, "We've seen an increasing number of complaints about alleged illegal gambling, and we appreciate the help received from citizens who call our tip line.

"The MGCB works closely with local law enforcement agencies to investigate alleged illegal gambling locations, which do not provide the protections associated with legal, regulated gaming and can bring unwanted crime to neighborhoods."

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
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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