Cops Bust Illegal Gambling on Super Bowl Eve

Video poker machines confiscated

On the eve of one the country's most popular gambling events with the Super Bowl, authorities were busting businesses in suburban Chicago.

The Cook County Sheriff's department says its officer confiscated 31 video poker machines in a series of illegal gambling raids on businesses in Chicago's southern suburbs.
No arrests were made during the raids Saturday, but officials say they're looking to charge employees who gave illegal payouts to customers using the video poker machines.
Offenders would face a misdemeanor gambling charge and a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to a year in jail.
Vice officers confiscated machines from 10 businesses -- including some gas stations and liquor stores -- in Ford Heights, Markham, Midlothian, Chicago Ridge, Summit, Brookfield, McCook, Cicero and Justice.
The sheriff's department says a combined $6,472 in cash was seized from the machines.

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