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Police raid Honolulu arcades

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Honolulu police on Thursday raided five arcades in an ongoing crackdown of controversial sweepstakes machines.

Police confiscated 15 machines at the Lucky Touch arcade near Aloha Stadium.   

Police also took a number of machines from the Lucky Touch on Keeaumoku Street.  In all, police confiscated 60 machines,  no arrests were made.

HPD Statement

Earlier today officers from HPD's Narcotics/Vice Division executed search warrants at five gaming arcades in Kalihi, Aiea, and the Ala Moana area. Up to 60 gambling devices were seized along with gambling records.

HPD has opened multiple cases of second degree promotion of gambling. No one was arrested.

Like the operation conducted in September, today's action is the result of a lengthy investigation in coordination with the city Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.

These types of machines continue to be a source of great public interest and concern. HPD receives inquiries about the devices on a regular basis and will continue to investigate similar establishments.

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