Mass. Man Arrested In Connection With Illegal Gambling Investigation In Enfield

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State police searching the Mouse Pad in Enfield in connection with the investigation into an illegal gambling ring. (FOX CT)

ENFIELD – The manager of a business raided Tuesday in connection with a state police investigation into alleged illegal gambling was arrested Wednesday morning

Stephen Scott, 50, of Granby, Mass., turned himself in at the Hartford state police barracks to face charges of possession of gambling devices and maintaining a gambling premise.

Scott is the manager of The Mouse Pad Business Center & Tech Solutions at 483 Enfield St., one of two businesses raided Tuesday.

Scott’s arrest comes three weeks after police began investigating activity at the Enfield and Bloomfield businesses.

The Mouse Pad, like the Bloomfield Business Center at 701 Park Ave., advertised that they offer “internet sweepstakes.” Patrons of The Mouse Pad would buy telephone calling cards or Internet time in order to partake in sweepstakes play.

A St. Louis attorney specializing in gaming law who represented The Mouse Pad in 2012 before Enfield’s planning and zoning commission said Tuesday that the business had done nothing wrong.

On Tuesday, state police collected about 200 pieces of evidence in Enfield.

Scott posted $5,000 bail and is to be arraigned Feb. 25 in Superior Court in Enfield.

By Mikaela Porter, Hartford Courant

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