- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police say they have raided an internet cafe in Enfield that is suspected of offering illegal gambling.

Authorities say an investigation found that the Mousepad Business Center & Tech Solutions was in violation of laws governing professional gambling. A task force executed a search warrant there on Tuesday.

State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance says arrests are anticipated.

State lawmakers and the state Council on Problem Gambling said last month there had been an influx of businesses that illegally offer video gambling in towns including Enfield, Bloomfield and East Windsor. They said the unregulated parlors target senior citizens and typically offer so-called “phone card sweepstakes” with players paying for a swipe card to play video slots and redeem points for cash.

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