Friday, March 02, 2007

400 poker machines seized in raids

Entertainment in the Mon Valley to a kick in the teeth.
400 poker machines seized in raids
To connect the dots. On one day, the slots parlor opened in Erie. The next day, private-owned the video poker machines in private (small business) establishements are pulled out of dozens of bars. Then comes the news today about the Pittsburgh slots parlor -- it has been delayed by a few months.
City casino delayed until mid-2008 Barden unable to start building until appeals deadline passes
The crack down on video poker machines will snowball in the months to come. They will be snuffed out within a year of the slots parlor's opening.

To bad David Caligurri, and his group with Isle of Capri, did not issue a statement that said that it would NOT file any appeal. Too bad the Pens owe $10-million to IOC and too bad the cost of the new arena just went up $20-million.


Anonymous said...

400 poker machines seized in raids

Friday, March 02, 2007
By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dozens of businesses from Pittsburgh to the Mon Valley were raided this week by more than 100 law enforcement officers, who seized nearly 400 electronic poker machines from the proprietors, police said.

No arrests have been made in an investigation lead by the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

"I can confirm that earlier this week a significant operation was carried out under the direction of the District Attorney's Office," said Mike Manko, spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

He declined to comment on the depth and breadth of the investigation. Mr. Manko, when asked whether a county grand jury was part of the investigation, said he is "not permitted to comment on the workings" of that body.

The task force included officers from Pittsburgh, district attorney detectives, state police, state Liquor Control Enforcement officers and local police from various departments in towns where the businesses are operated, including the borough and township of Elizabeth. Borough Police Chief John Snelson said one of the raided operators was the social club of Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Manko said the raids are aimed at curtailing organized criminal activity in the region.

Anonymous said...

Mon Dawn wrote:

Local mobster/Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappalla claims to be cracking down on organized crime in the Mon Valley section of western PA, however no names, no arrests yet it's labeled a significant operation. All mobster Zappalla has to do is contact me for a complete list of who reports to who in the world of organized crime.

Watch for my official announcement on Monday March 5, 2007, the Mon Dawn will enter the every political race in PA as a write in candidate. My campaign slogan will be Vote No Demobocrats - Write In The Mon Dawn aka Mike Ference

Mike Ference
Aka The Mon Dawn