Arrest warrants served on 4 Fayette Co. companies for allegedly illegal gambling

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE – Gaming agents from the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC), along with staff from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, issued search warrants Wednesday against four Fayette County companies associated with illegal gambling.

OCCC agents opened an investigation after complaints were received that the companies were paying cash prizes and operating illegal gaming machines in violation of Ohio law.

“The operators of these illegal casinos took advantage of their community to fill their own pockets in blatant disregard of the law,” said Matthew Schuler, executive director of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. “The Commission’s job is to ensure that Ohio gambling is conducted honestly and with integrity, and we will continue to take action against those who violate Ohio gambling laws.”

“We appreciate the support of the Ohio Casino Control Commission in closing these illegal facilities that hunt down Ohioans at risk,” said Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth.

Warrants have been delivered at the following locations:

· Unique Treasures, 1131 McArthur Road, Jeffersonville

Jackpots, 1329 US Route 35, Washington Court House

Miss Kay’s, 1143 US Route 22 SW, Washington Court House

Shamrock’s, 1572 U.S. Route 22, Washington Court House

Agents confiscated gaming equipment, cash and documents at all locations. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.




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