Gaming machines seized
Date: 11 March
Ten gaming machines, apparently supplied by an unlicensed
supplier, were seized on 25 February 2011 from café style premises
in North London during an operation led by the Metropolitan
The Gambling Commission (the Commission) supported the operation
by providing technical support and expertise as part of a
multi-agency operation to tackle crime and disorder in the Green
Lanes area of Hackney.
The operation brought forward new information about the illegal
supply of gaming machines in the area and the Commission’s
enquiries into the source of the machines are continuing.
For full details see the Metropolitan Police website at:
Regional Compliance Manager for the South-East Russell L’Homme
“We were on the scene to help identify and categorise gaming
machines and provide expert support to the Police who led this
successful local investigation.
“The Commission’s enforcement focus in this case is in
relation to the source of the allegedly illegal supply.”
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