Southern California I-cafés Shuttered

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Aug 15, 2014

Police arrest two persons, seize 73 computer sets

Police in Corvina, a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, have shuttered two internet cafés on grounds of illegal online gambling following visits to the premises of Quick Connect and Tel-Expo this week.

At Quick Connect, police officials presented manager Sheryl Duson (47) with a search warrant before arresting her and seizing 36 computer sets found on the premises.

The city police carried out a similar swoop at the Tel-Expo i-café on the same day, seizing 37 computer sets and arresting one individual who was not named.

Covina Police Detective Ryan Balsz told local media that the investigations following complaints from the public had established that illegal online gambling in the guise of a sweepstakes business model had been on-going on the premises.

The investigation has involved the use of undercover detectives, he revealed.

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Brian Cullingworth

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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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