A week after Rick Scott signed into law legislation outlawing video gambling machines, Miami Police raided gas stations, cafes, and bars around the city, arresting six men and confiscating ten maquinitas
. Unsurprisingly, the operation occurred just as politicians attended the public crushing of 48 such machines.
The publicity stunt wasn't without hiccups, however. When cops swept into Wynwood bar Gramps, they mistook four vintage video games for illegal gambling machines.
"They were particularly concerned with my RoboCop arcade game," said bar owner Adam Gersten when contacted by Riptide. The cops eventually left, but not without getting a quick demo on how to beat the ED-209.More »