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Lodge receives warning about gambling, authorities say

— The Lake Placid Moose Lodge No. 2374 has received a warning, authorities said, about reportedly allowing at its facility illegal gambling activities that apparently included poker games and machines that paid out money.

A record of inspection issued by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco’s Bureau of Law Enforcement states that a July 21 visit determined the lodge violated regulations involving gambling.

A man at the Moose Lodge, who did not identify himself ,refused to comment on the situation and asked the reporter to leave the premises. He accompanied the reporter to the door.

The inspection followed a complaint, according to the document.

“The complainant alleges that you are allowing your members and guests to gamble on coin-operated machines, which can result in a payoff of monies, (a violation of laws),” the record of inspection said. “The complainant also alleges that you are allowing your members to play poker in your licensed premise and receive a pay out of monies (in violation of state law).”

The document demands that “if these violations are occurring on your licensed premise, end these practices immediately and remove all prohibited items from the business.”

“Failure to comply with the instructions specified on this official notice may result in criminal and or administrative charges being filed against the violator(s) and the referenced alcoholic beverage/tobacco license,” it stated.


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