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State of Michigan raids seize 100 gambling devices from alleged Flint-area storefront casino locations

Detroit, May 3, 2022 – Investigators seized 100 gambling devices, $29,204 in suspected gambling profits and 62 gift cards of varying denominations from two alleged Flint area storefront casinos in raids conducted Wednesday, April 27. Search warrants were executed at The State Road Spot, 723 South State Road, Davison, and The Bristol Spot, 1374 East Bristol Road, Burton. The raids followed a joint investigation by the Michigan Department of Attorney General and Michigan Gaming Control Board.

“Illegal gambling machine operations bring unwanted crime to communities across Michigan and deprive school districts of gaming tax revenue from the state to support education,” said Henry Williams, MGCB executive director. “The MGCB works to educate citizens and businesses about illegal gambling and to support state and local officials’ efforts to remove machines used illegally.”

At The Burton Spot, 35 machines — 12 full-size standalone gaming machines and 23 gaming computer towers — were seized. At The State Road Spot, 65 machines — 11 standalone gaming machines and 54 gaming computer towers — were seized.

The MGCB launched an investigation with the Department of Attorney General after receiving a tip about the Burton location, which led to the discovery of the affiliated Davison operation.

The MGCB publishes a fact sheet about Michigan law and a separate fact sheet on unregulated machines used for illegal gambling. Michigan citizens are encouraged to report any suspicious or illegal gambling by calling the MGCB’s 24-hour anonymous tip line, 888-314-2682.

"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."

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