Illegal gambling operations busted in Northwest Ohio

By WTVG Staff

Ohio (CNN/WTVG) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission busted three businesses in Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties for illegal gambling.

According to agents with the commission, machines inside these businesses were paying out cash prizes, which is a violation of Ohio law.

Warrants were served at the following locations:
-Do Drop In, 5500 Milan Rd. in Sandusky, Ohio
-Do Drop In, 122 N. Washington St, in Tiffin, Ohio
-Do Drop In, 115 Blossom Center Blvd. in Willard, Ohio
-Moore Residence, 11903 Township Road 178 in Bellevue, Ohio
-Patterson Residence, 3020 Egypt Rd in Willard, Ohio

Agents seized gaming machines during the multi-county raid. They did not make any arrests. The Ohio Casino Control Commission continues its investigation.

"The Commission takes its responsibility to ensure the integrity of gaming in Ohio seriously, and we will hold accountable those who choose to violate the state's gaming laws," said June Taylor, Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. "We appreciate the assistance we received today from local law enforcement in shutting down these illegal establishments that take advantage of Ohioans."

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