On Monday, October 2 at about 11 a.m., officers from the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division executed search warrants at the Temple of the Pharaohs located at the Maalaea Harbor Shops in Maalaea.
Officers had received information and complaints from the public about possible illegal gaming machines inside the establishment. An investigation was initiated which resulted in officers obtaining the search warrants.
As a result of the search, 25 illegal gaming machines were seized and two people were arrested.
The investigation is still on-going.
In June 2017, Vice Officers executed search warrants on two separate game rooms in Wailuku as a result of a similar investigation. Following those searches, numerous illegal gaming machines were seized and ten people were arrested. Those investigations are on-going as well.