Authorities cracking down on Wichita-area gambling machines
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say two people were arrested and 284 illegal gambling machines were seized during raids in the Wichita area.
Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said Tuesday that law enforcement served more than a dozen search warrants at various businesses in Wichita on Thursday.
Ramsay said the raids were a joint operation with police, Sedgwick County officials and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
He says more than 500 machines have been seized in the city during the last year. The chief says crime generally goes up around businesses that offer the machines.
And District Attorney Marc Bennett said the devices are usually old machines from casinos. He says the machines are often rigged to reduce the chances of people winning.