Police in Venice arrested a local gas station owner on charges of running an illegal gambling operation.
Officials arrested 63-year-old Ahmed Siddique of Venice after finding three casino style machines at the front of the store on Tamiami Trail.
He was warned about them in December, but did not remove them. An undercover investigation found Siddique paid out winners from the cash register.
He’s been charged with three counts related to gambling and keeping a gambling house.