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February 5, 2013

Police: Indiana bar took in $200,000 in Super Bowl bets

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — Indiana State Excise police say a northwestern Indiana bar took in more than $200,000 in bets on the Super Bowl involving about 400 people.

Cpl. Travis Thickstun, excise police spokesman, said Monday that Spike's Lakeside Inn in Schererville faces three preliminary charges: being a public nuisance by promoting professional gambling; failure to maintain good character and reputation; and violating the scope of a type II gaming endorsement.

Paul Stracci, attorney for bar owner David "Spike" Jaroszewski, told The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville he had no comment because the investigation is ongoing. Thickstum says people who placed the bets could face misdemeanor charges of unlawful gambling.

Thickstun says a representative of the bar turned over $204,367 to state excise police on Monday.

 

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