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CMPD: 83 machines, cash seized at sweepstakes parlor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police seized 83 machines and more than $7,400 from a sweepstakes parlor in southwest Charlotte.

The raid at Broadway Sweepstakes on South Tryon Street is the third raid CMPD has done at a sweepstakes parlor this week.

Previously, police seized machines from the LPM Sweepstakes off of Old Pineville Road and the Queens Gold on South Tryon Street.

Authorities said the investigation was launched at the Broadway Sweepstakes after detectives received information concerning illegal slot machines and sweepstakes activity. As a result of the investigation, detectives identified a combination of 83 electronic and slot machines they said violated state gambling laws. The machines contained poker, bingo, keno and other video games whereby players deposited money in order to play, according to police.

Police said Casey McMackin, an employee at the parlor, was cited for operating slot machines.

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