BRISBANE -- The historic 23 Club has had its alcohol license suspended after investigators found customers gambling online using the business's computers, according to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The club's license was suspended for 30 days beginning Thursday.
According to the department, investigators watched customers purchase Internet time using a magnetic striped card provided by the business. Customers were then able to play gambling-themed games and receive sweepstakes "entries" or "credits" based upon the amount spent. Those sweepstakes entries were displayed on the computer screens as "credits."
The customer then had the option to select one of several gambling-themed games and made bets with the credits, the department added. The computers at Historic 23 Club are considered slot machines in California and are therefore illegal.
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