Illegal slot machines seized from 12 gas stations

OCALA, Fla. - Central Florida authorities have seized illegal slot machines from 12 gas stations.

Authorities with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Metropolitan Investigation Bureau took part in a raid Tuesday morning. The gas stations were located in Orange, Osceola and Marion counties.

Larry Zweig is the head of the MIB. He told the Orlando Sentinel each machine likely collected $1,000 to $2,000 a week.

Several arrests were also made during the raid. Records show arrest warrants were also issued for two store owners.

The investigation began about four months ago when a tipster call authorities about illegal gambling going on at the stations. Authorities say anyone with information on other locations with similar machines should call the Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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