Illegal gambling operation busted during raid of Michigan bar

Red Horse Bar (Photo: Michigan Gaming Control Board)

The Michigan Gaming Control Board seized money and slot machines from an illegal gambling operation at a Saginaw bar earlier this month.

According to the state, six slot machines were taken from the Red Horse Bar, along with $2,820 in gift cards and $5,161 in suspected gambling proceeds. A tip led to an investigation into gambling at the bar. 

Before the June 5 raid, the board issued a cease and desist letter to the owners, Christopher and Nicholas Adams, who allegedly failed to comply. Both men are now facing felony gambling charges and were issued $6,000 personal bonds.

"The Michigan Gaming Control Board remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring compliance with all state gambling regulations," MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said. "We will continue to work diligently to identify and eliminate any illegal gambling activities that pose a threat to the integrity of the industry and the welfare of the public."

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