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Gaming Dept. officials shut down illegal gambling cafes

online gambling 3d concept - slot machine inside laptopState authorities say they have shut down two Internet cafes in Phoenix as part of an ongoing illegal gambling investigation.

Arizona Department of Gaming Director Daniel Bergin says his department along with the Attorney General’s Office seized about $20,000 and numerous weapons, vehicles and gambling devices in six locations across Phoenix.

Investigators say two homes, an unnamed business and a storage facility were among the six locations shuttered Tuesday along with an Internet cafe and a barber shop-cafe.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he initiated the investigation when he was the director of the Department of Gaming.

Bergin says 21 weapons, more than 50 gambling devices, three vehicles, six ATVs and two motorcycles were also seized.

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