I-Team Update: AG Crackdown On Mini Casinos

BOSTON (CBS) – The Attorney General is cracking down on those mini-casinos that have been popping up all over the state.

It’s a story the I-Team told you about in March.

The businesses call themselves “sweepstakes” and say they are selling internet time.

But the I-Team found customers spending hours playing video slots and poker games and winning real cash.

On Thursday, State Police raided four locations across the state. No charges have been filed but the Attorney General wants to know if illegal gaming is taking place. 

Thursday’s raids did not include locations the I-Team visited in Lynnfield and Revere.

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  • jaygee

    I wonder which crime family is behind these games of (little) chance? I’ll bet a dollar to a dime that 90% of those who play also lose. Definately the sure way of getting nothing for something.

  • Pat

    Just goes to show how the lottery commission is hand in hand with the AG. Strange, the lottery commission sends out notices to all the establishments who have lottery machines installed, stating that if they have any machines other then Ma. State Lotterys, that they would shut them down. Now the AG is involved. Mafia tactics if you ask me. Got to love this state. If they can’t tax it, they ban it.

  • eddwal50

    so they raided outlets around the state but left those in lynnfield and revere what happened they couldn’t find those 2 towns or did the A.G.’s office forget to name places in those 2 towns

  • sarcastic anonymous

    “Massachusetts – there will be no fun here!” – apparently the citizens and taxpayers of this fine state cannot handle their liquor nor can they handle gambling, we are all a bunch of alcoholic gamblers – thank you state government for keeping us clean and safe, what would we do without you.

  • jaygee

    I wish that we could get an accurate count on how many people from Mass. are at Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in any given day or for that matter, one week. The numbers would astonish everyone. All of that money going into the Ct. economy. Check out their roads compared to ours. Meanwhile, in this state, we have legislators who refuse to budge on a casino yet see no problem with the lottery and it’s $5, $10 & $20 scratch tickets. 2 daily numbers, 5 different lottery drawings, Keno & the Horse Race game. What am I missing?

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