Fairbanks businesses snared in gambling raids

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Police served 14 search warrants and seized gambling paraphernalia, records, documents and more than $22,000 in a series of raids Tuesday.

The search warrants were the result of an investigation into an on-going illegal gambling ring in Fairbanks, Fairbanks police said.

The warrants were served at the Big I Bar on North Turner Street, the Boatel Sleazy Waterfront Bar on Airport Way, the Comet Club on Gaffney Road, the Gold Rush Saloon on Peger Road, The Hide Away bar on Wickersham Street, the Elks Lodge on Pioneer Road, Interior Graphics & Copy on First Avenue, Arctic Fire & Safety at 30th Avenue and two residences, the release said. Police said no arrests were made.

The Alaska State Troopers, North Pole Police, University of Fairbanks Police, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Revenue Gaming Unit served the warrants at around noon.

Police said no more information would be released because the investigation is continuing.

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