Owner of Illegal Online Gaming Cafe Arrested for Stealing $3 Million from Residents in Georgia

04/18/2012
By Pamela PattersonGoogle

On Tuesday, authorities in Georgia conducted an operation that led to the arrest of James Kokott, the owner of Big Dawg Calling Cards, a long distance calling card store that was a front for illegal online casino games cafes. Big Dawg managed seven cafes throughout the state including in Doraville, Douglasville, LaGrange, Albany and Conyers, and two in Columbus. 

 

Georgia authorities filed an indictment against Kokott and two of his business partners, stating that they had knowingly violated state laws against online casino game sites. As a result of their illegal operations, the three made approximately more than $3 million in the last year alone.

 

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Spokesman John Bankhead stated, “Gov. Deal directed the GBI to start investigations into Internet cafes to try to get a handle on it before it got out of control. As part of the investigations, they would send an undercover agent into the (seven) locations and play the games.”

 

Bankhead went on to say that forty-three GBI agents, working with local law enforcement, were involved in the Kokott operation in five different counties throughout Georgia.  “We have been addressing the Internet cafe problem. Gov. Deal had directed the GBI several months back to start looking into the proliferation of Internet cafes,” he said.

 

Kokott and his associates told big Dawg customers that in order to purchase cards they needed to play the sweepstakes offered. They would put money on the cards to use in gambling machines and would use their winnings by redeeming them for cash.

 

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James commented on the operation, “These perpetrators lined their pockets with the hard-earned dollars of everyday citizens under the false pretense of a legitimate lottery and sweepstakes.”

 

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