Police hope to shut down seven alleged illegal gambling operations where officers executed search warrants simultaneously Thursday after complaints from citizens, METRICH Lt. Joy Stortz said.
“They’re illegal,” said Stortz, the METRICH Enforcement Unit commander. “Ohio has legal casinos. The attorney general’s office has not said these little mom-and-pop places are legal in Ohio. They’re not approved through the state.”
“If they want to give out gifts under $10, that’s approved, but that’s not what they’re doing,” she said. “They’re giving away cash payouts or gift cards.” [Read more…]