Friday, October 30, 2009
Some Kansas businesses were operating illegal gambling machines after being told they were legal. This morning, the Kansas Gaming and Racing Commission put a stop to it by destroying the illegal machines.
The machines are commonly known as “Quarter Pushers,” “Quarter Sliders” and “Cherry Master Slot Machines.” They’re sometimes found in convenience stores, bars, truck stops, Laundromats and fraternal organizations.
“These machines are almost always placed in locations that entice children and young people to play them,” Stephen Martino, Executive Director of the KGRC, said. “Under the law of the state of Kansas, you have all the elements of gambling which are prize, chance and consideration. These games are not fair. They’re not monitored.”
Martino says businesses are often duped into believing they’re state-sanctioned.
The Racing and Gaming Commission is increasing enforcement over illegal gaming machines.
If your business has any of these machines or if you have any questions about their legality, visit http://krgc.ks.gov for more information.