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Bill targets gambling machines

A measure before the City Council would outlaw electronic gaming devices

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2014

~~<p>A bill before the Honolulu City Council would make it illegal to own, operate or use a simulated gambling machine on Oahu.</p>
<p>Gaming parlors that feature Products Direct Sweepstakes machines and similar devices have sprouted across Oahu in recent years and have been the target of raids by law enforcement who say the brightly lit video terminals meet the definition of gambling machines.</p>
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A bill before the Honolulu City Council would make it illegal to own, operate or use a simulated gambling machine on Oahu.

Gaming parlors that feature Products Direct Sweepstakes machines and similar devices have sprouted across Oahu in recent years and have been the target of raids by law enforcement who say the brightly lit video terminals meet the definition of gambling machines. Login for more...



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