A police raid on central Hamilton property has closed down a gambling operation. Four people were charged.

Police said an investigation had given them information people were visiting the address- a King Street East storefront with apartments above  to play Texas Hold'em, a poker game, and use video gambling machines.

After police executed a search warrant, four Hamilton residents, aged 40 to 50, were charged with keeping a common gaming house. One of them were charged with simple possession of a narcotic.

The investigation was led by the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau-Illegal Gambling Unit, a specialized police unit headed by the Ontario Provincial Police in partnership with police services in Hamilton, Durham and York Regional Police. The unit is responsible for province-wide illegal gambling investigations.

Hamilton police's vice and drug unit and ACTION team assisted with executing the warrant.