Sacto 9-1-1
July 11, 2013
Sacramento police raid suspected illegal gambling operations

Sacramento police working with the California Department of Justice Gambling Unit raided two Internet gambling sites in North Sacramento on Wednesday, seizing computers and cash.

In June, the Sacramento Police Department's Metro Unit received information regarding illegal gambling at 2330 Northgate Blvd. and 3217 Marysville Blvd., according to a Police Department news release. Officers conducted investigations at both locations and determined that they were advertising the operations at Internet cafes but were using computerized slot machines to conduct illegal gambling activities.

Officers on Wednesday served search warrants for illegal gambling at both locations. At the Marysville Boulevard address, they seized 15 computers along with several hundreds of dollars and arrested three people on suspicion of narcotics-related offenses, officials said. At the Northgate Boulevard site, officers seized 20 computers and several thousands of dollars, and arrested one person on a felony warrant.

Police said this was the second illegal gambling operation discovered at the Northgate location. Officers served a search warrant for illegal gambling at the site in June 2012. The operator was arrested and the business was shut down.

Officials said the investigation continues and additional arrests related to the gambling operations are expected.

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