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Illegal Storefront Gambling Operations in Lansing

Michigan Gaming Control Board photo loading gaming machines Lansing Bourbon Street storefront at Logan Square 2022-3-8.jpeg
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Scott Pohl
Michigan Gaming Control Board photo loading gaming machines Lansing Bourbon Street storefront at Logan Square 2022-3-8

Authorities have raided two allegedly illegal storefront gambling operations in Lansing.

Last October, Lansing police asked the Michigan Gaming Control Board for help investigating the two businesses.

Gambling equipment and cash were seized on February 28th at Bourbon Street in the Logan Square Shopping Center.

Another raid on March 4th was conducted at 777 Games of Skill on South Cedar Street.

Mary Kay Bean is a Public Information Officer with the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

“There were 82 machines in total that were removed, along with $91,532 dollars in suspected gambling proceeds, as part of these two investigations.”

Bean says the investigation continues. It’s unclear if the two operations were linked.

In October of 2018, Li Deng of Lansing was sentenced to seven months in jail and 18-months-probation for running a gambling operation in Logan Square.

She was also fined $35-thousand dollars.