Mesa Man Pleads Guilty in Gambling Scheme in Tempe and Phoenix

Posted on Nov 09, 2011
Richard Victory, 72, pled guilty to attempted promotion of gambling after a scheme that affected establishments in both Phoenix and Tempe. The investigation in the case began after the Department of Gaming and Department of Liquor Licenses removed gaming devices from Elks Lodges, Moose Lodges, and an American Legion Hall in the area.

Mr. Victory was accused of illegally providing liquor-licensed establishments with his pay-for-play gaming devices, which are similar to video games or video poker machines. Patrons of the establishments could play the gambling games in hopes of winning money. Victory received a percentage of the profits from the machines, which may have totaled thousands of dollars each month in undeclared income. Besides the machines seized initially, five more of the game machines were found in a storage facility in Mesa.

Regarding the case, the Arizona Department of Gaming stated this: "investigating illegal gambling activity and taking the appropriate action continues to be a priority for our office." Victory is expected to be sentenced on November 15.

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