Man arrested in decade-long illegal gambling operation

July 12, 2018 - 4:35 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after investigators say he provided at least 142 illegal gambling machines to bars and restaurants around the state for more than a decade.

The state attorney general's office announced the arrest of 58-year-old Tony Zenner Thursday on a charge of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and gambling devices and other counts. The office says Zenner split his profits with about 33 different establishments, collecting more than $7 million in profits since 2006.

The attorney general's office says the machines had an internal mechanism that kept track of credits players won, which would be paid out by the bars and clubs.

They began an undercover investigation in January 2016, and last April seized 142 machines and more than $83,000 in cash from Zenner.

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