On Monday, March 18, 2019, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Dublin Police Department, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed two search warrants in Dublin for violations of Georgia’s gambling laws.
Search warrants were executed at two business locations in Dublin. The business locations were:
- Quick Stop #3, 907 N. Jefferson Street
- Dublin Food IGA, 807 N. Jefferson Street
During the course of a lengthy investigation, agents discovered businesses operating Coin Operated Amusement Machines (COAMS) where customers were receiving cash payouts for winning credits. In Georgia, COAMS must be properly licensed by the Georgia Lottery and credits may only be redeemed for lottery tickets and/or store merchandise.
While searching the locations, agents collected evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling and seized monetary assets gained from the illegal use of gaming machines. Multiple arrests are pending.