PublishDate: 11/9/2017 12:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – On November 8, 2017, the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement executed search warrants and/or inspections at licensed liquor establishments and other locations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties.
Dozens of unauthorized electronic gaming machines and more than $400,000 were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling. Prosecutions in this case will be handled by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
Electronic gambling devices remain illegal in the commonwealth, other than in statutorily approved locations granted licensure by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. They are not eligible for approval under the Small Games of Chance Act.
So far in 2017, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement officers have seized over 400 electronic gambling devices. Liquor licensees found in violation may face administrative action under the liquor code, and/or criminal citations, as well as potentially jeopardizing the renewal of their liquor license by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Complaints regarding suspected gambling violations or violations involving liquor licensed establishments may be made by contacting the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement at 800-932-0602.
For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556
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Agencies: PA State Police