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GARDEN GROVE, CA -- Undercover police activity over the past several months has led to raids at 20 coffeehouses in which 200 gambling machines have been confiscated.
The gambling devices were disguised as amusement games such as Pac-Man, but could reportedly change to slot-type gameplay with the flip of a switch.
In a new twist, some games were programmed for remote control enabling by a smartphone app that could change machine mode from amusement to gambling. | SEE STORY
Following a report by the city's chief of police, the Garden Grove City Council voted this week unanimously to ban arcade machines. A revised ordinance also bans nudity or partial nudity at coffeehouses.