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Michigan Gaming Control Board helps police shut down slot machine business in Roseville tanning salon

DETROIT - The owner of a Roseville tanning salon has entered a guilty plea to maintaining a gambling house after an investigation determined the businesses had 43 illegal slot machines, with the Roseville Police Department working with information provided by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Ammar Victor Kattoula, 38, admitted in 39th District Court to operating an illegal sweepstakes café at Island Vibe Tanning, 30045 Utica Road, Roseville.

“Our agency works hand-in-hand with state and local police agencies and the Attorney General’s office to find and eliminate unlicensed gambling operations and the unwanted crime that accompanies them,” MGCB Executive Director Richard Kalm said. “I encourage Michigan citizens to use our anonymous tip line, 888-314-2682, to report any illegal or suspicious activity and help us stop illegal gambling in Michigan.”

MGCB investigators provided information that helped the Roseville police execute a search warrant Dec. 18 at Island Vibe Tanning, and Kattoula was arraigned Jan. 15 and charged with a 90-day misdemeanor under a city ordinance. The gaming machines were seized by the Roseville Police Department.

"The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the State of Michigan."