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Michigan Gaming Control Board reaches settlement in Flint seizure case

The case concerned former illegal gambling establishments.

The USA Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has announced the resolution of an enforcement procedure that former illegal gambling establishments The Cellular Vault, The Vault and The Flint Arcade. The contents have been removed and sold while the property is not allowed to be used for a year.

Earlier this year, a property nuisance lawsuit was filed against LD Lam Properties, owned by Linos Antonio Kas-Mikha. As a result, Kas-Mikha was “prohibited from committing any other nuisance in any other building or place in Genesee County.” In a settlement agreement, Kas-Mikha was ordered to pay $3,500 for related costs.

Managing Director of MGCB Henry Williams said, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Illegal gambling activities everywhere undermine the integrity of our regulated gaming industry. The MGCB would like to thank Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and all of the individuals and agencies who contributed to the successful resolution of this case, including law enforcement partners and community members who provided valuable information. This case settlement is proof that positive change is possible when we work together and collaborate with other state agencies and local leaders.”

Mayor of Flint Sheldon Neeley added, “I want to thank the Michigan Gaming Control Board and all of our law enforcement partners who helped ensure that this illegal gambling operation no longer preys on vulnerable people in our community. I hope the seizure of the Corunna Road operation sends a strong message that we will hold bad actors accountable when they profit from illegal activities that threaten public health and safety.”