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Complaints of illegal gambling devices flood state

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri residents have identified at least 200 potentially illegal slot machines and other gambling devices in stores and fraternal organizations this year.

Missouri Gaming Commission data show 84 complaints from residents about the spread of the machines in places such as gas stations and truck stops.

Officials say the illegal machines may be diverting as much as $50 million from the state lottery. Casinos, too, may be impacted.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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wasn't the lottery originally passed in Missouri with the stipulation of NO ADVERTISING. Why, Yes it was! As Paul Harvey said, "the rest of the story!"

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