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Deputies make arrest in illegal gambling scheme run through Palm Beach County arcade

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Jeffery Uss of Casino Inc., stops to play various slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas. As slot machines move away from moving parts to video technology, manufacturers are now rolling out the first generation of joystick-controlled, penny arcade-themed gambling machines. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

PALM BEACH COUNTY- Palm Beach Sheriff’s investigators arrested a West Virginia man on Wednesday after a months-long investigation into his illegal gambling operation, WPTV reports.

Crowne Arcade, located at 8890 Lawrence Road near Boyton Beach, was owned and operated by Antonio Magnone, 35, of Weirton, West Virginia.

The investigation began last year in early November when the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office received a tip that illegal gambling was taking place at the Crowne Arcade.

Between January and May of this year investigators conducted several undercover operations into how the scheme worked.

PBSO investigators discovered that more than 30 illegal “Las Vegas-style video slot machines” were in the arcade.

Broward County authorities had previously raided the Crowne Arcade in March of last year and arrested Vincenzo Magnone, 38, the older brother of Antonio Magnone.

Vincenzo Magnone was charged with bookmaking and keeping a gambling house.

Antonio Magnone was booked into the Palm Beach county jail just after midnight Wednesday.

He is being held on $15,000 bond.