North Carolina: Police raid suspected gambling operations in Charlotte and Raleigh

North Carolina: Police raid suspected gambling operations in Charlotte and Raleigh

Article brief provided by Spectrum News
  • Daniel Gray, Spectrum News
April 19, 2024 3:10 PM
  • Daniel Gray, Spectrum News

Photos shared by police show a dark room with neon lights, crowded with chairs around gaming tables. Police, along with state and federal officers, raided illegal gaming arcades in Raleigh and around the Charlotte area, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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The warrants to search the properties included 800 different charges for people accused of illegal gambling in the Charlotte area, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The illegal fish arcades consist of games where customers are given credits for winning, which they’ll later trade in for cash, police said.

Locations of Charlotte-based raids included the 4800 block of Albermarle Road and the 5000 block of Providence Road Law enforcement seized 177 gaming stations, $18,000 and two guns. Raleigh’s raid was on the 3000 block of Wilmington Street.