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A customer of the New Country Store in east Cobb sits on a stool in front of the store's coin-operated gambling devices. Those who stopped by to play said management only offers gas and merchandise as prizes. A sign taped to a gambling device at the New Country Store in east Cobb tells players they cannot win cash from the machine.

These five high-end vehicles were seized from Khubaib Hussain home in Douglasville. Hussain and two others were arrested on charges of allegedly running illegal gambling operations out of convenience stores. Gantt's Food on Franklin Gateway in Marietta was investigated by city police over an alleged gambling ring. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup.

There was an error processing your request. At a gas station on Austell Road, a line of video gambling machines displays a colorful spinning reel. Giving out cash prizes for video gambling devices is illegal.

You can get lottery tickets or you can get gas. The owner did not want to give his name because he said he did not want to be associated with operations that do not play by the rules. He was referring to a recent case in which three men were arrested on charges of allegedly running illegal gambling operations out of convenience stores on Franklin Gateway and Windy Hill Road in Marietta.

Other owners of gas stations in Marietta and Smyrna said they could not or did not want to speak on the record about gaming machines. Some said they only gave out lottery tickets as prizes, others also offered gas, but they all said they never give out money.

The MDJ looked at machines at 12 convenience stores. All had inspection stickers from the Georgia Lottery Corporation, and they all had stickers advertising a helpline for those with gambling addiction. In addition to posting the stickers on their machines, owners of COAMs in the state must pay a licensing fee, and all machines need to be connected to a central accounting system to ensure they are being used properly.

Warrants allege Hussain operated at least 14 COAMs outside of compliance with the state regulations at the two locations. Marietta police said the investigation into the operation began as an investigation into drug trafficking in mid It since expanded into an operation involving the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the department of revenue and Cobb and Douglas County Police Departments.

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