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Vice raid in San Diego nets 31 illegal gambling machines

June 26, 2009 |  8:23 am

Thirty-one illegal gambling machines were seized during a raid on five local businesses by San Diego police and federal Department of Justice agents, police said.

Two people were arrested and more than $11,000 seized during Operation Jackpot. The investigation into illegal gambling in San Diego is continuing, said Lt. Rudy Tai of the police department's vice squad.

The machines are computerized slot machines that register a player's wins and losses on his credit card. The seizures were made at video stores, Internet cafes and a billiard parlor.

Police have asked anyone with knowledge of illegal gambling sites in the city to call the vice squad at (619) 531-2452.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego