Honolulu councilman considers developing gambling machine ownership bill

Published On: Apr 14 2014 10:58:47 PM HST
Slot Machine

HONOLULU -

The Honolulu City Council is considering making it illegal to own a gambling machine.

Councilman Joey Manahan says he wants to give law enforcement more tools to crack down on gambling.
He says more establishments with sweepstakes machines have been popping up and neighbors have complained.

The bill would make it a misdemeanor to manage, maintain, produce, possess or use the machines. It would be punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Companies that own the machines say they are not gambling devices.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.
blog comments powered by Disqus