40 People Detained in Raid of Suspected Illegal Casino in Long Beach

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Forty people were detained at a suspected illegal casino in Long Beach on Oct. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Forty people were detained at a suspected illegal casino in Long Beach on Oct. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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Dozens of people were detained Wednesday morning after police raided what they described as an illegal gambling casino in Long Beach.

The operation took place about 3:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Police Department Lt. James Richardson said.

About 40 people were detained without incident as a result of the raid, he said.

A gaming system is seen following a raid on a suspected illegal casino in Long Beach on Oct. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)
A gaming system is seen following a raid on a suspected illegal casino in Long Beach on Oct. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Video from the scene showed electronic gaming systems on a sidewalk outside the suspected casino.

Investigators are questioning the detainees, but it was unclear how many – if any – will be charged.

Anyone with further information should contact the Police Department.

KTLA’s Alexis Lewis contributed to this report.

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