Salt Lake City Man Arrested for $8million a Year Illegal Gaming Machine Network

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Salt Lake City Man Arrested for $8million a Year Illegal Gaming Machine Network
17 May

Police in Salt Lake City have arrested a man believed to have made $8million a year from illegal gambling machines, the suspect throwing several guns out of the window during a search of his apartment…

Saif Al-Fatlawi, the owner of four ‘City Corner’ shops, is said to have used the stores as fronts for gambling, multiple cash-only gaming machines found at each store. Risky way to bet, specially in times when we have sites like CSGOBook, where we can bet safely, without leaving our homes.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Al-Fatlawi, including money laundering, transferring firearms and possession or use of controlled substances.

A several months-long undercover investigation revealed “multiple locations serving as store front, gambling establishments where the primary source of revenue really was engaging in gambling,” according to DA Sim Gill.

All the machines involved cash payouts, with Al-Fatlawi’s stores ‘stocked solely from the cash made on the gambling machines,’ according to a Fox13now news report.

Salt Lake City, like the rest of Utah, has a total prohibition on gambling, and although gambling in general was described as “a low-level offense” by DA Gill, the related charges are far more serious.

“While Salt Lake and Utah may seem like sleepy little state, we have the same issues as some of the other metropolises, not only in violent crime, but also the gambling,” Gill told reporters.

In Al-Fatlawi’s case, Unified Police detectives claim that “multiple guns were thrown out of the window” as they carried out a search warrant on his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City.

One of the recovered guns is believed to have been stolen, and nine of Al-Fatlawi’s employees and associates are facing similar charges.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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