Skill Stop Roulettes seized by Commission

27/05/2011

The Gambling Commission (the Commission) has seized gaming machine equipment and other assets following a co-ordinated national operation that forms part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged illegal manufacture and supply of gaming machines under the Gambling Act 2005.

More than thirty Commission enforcement officers, supported by four local police forces, took part in the co-ordinated programme of site visits on Tuesday 24 May. Commission officers executed search warrants at three residential addresses and also visited 14 business premises including a number of alcohol licensed premises. Twenty suspected illegally supplied gaming machines and other evidence were seized. The seizures include a number of Skill Stop Roulette machines*.

Anyone with any further information regarding the illegal manufacture and supply of gaming machines is asked to contact the Commission’s confidential intelligence line on 0121 230 6655.

* The Commission issued warnings about gaming machines presented as games of chance last September and in November 2010 said that it suspects Skill Stop Roulette machines to be gaming machines on the basis of their presentation alone. Manufacturers and suppliers of gaming machines are required to be licensed by the Commission under the Gambling Act 2005. Businesses making gaming machines available for use by the public must also have the appropriate licence or permission. The previous warning was publicised in our press releases on 28 September 2010 and 4 November 2010.

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