Fourteen Indicted In Aces Wired Gambling Case In Texas
Aces Wired still believes they have done nothing illegal in their Amusement Centers in Texas. They were the subject of a raid back in May in which authorities confiscated eight liner
slot machines from Aces Amusement Center No.5.
The fallout from that raid continued on Friday when fourteen people who worked for Aces Wired were indicted on illegal gambling charges. The company, however, believes that none of the people indicted will be convicted.
"The state's investigation fails to understand how our electronic game-Amusement With Prize-technology fully complies with state law by rewarding players with prize points that can only be redeemed for non cash merchandise prizes,' said Aces Wired CEO Kenneth Griffith, in a statement.
The charges that were brought up on Friday are the usual procedure of the state in gambling cases. They ranged from organized criminal activity to tampering with evidence. Many of the defendants were also charged with conducting an illegal gambling operation.
Authorities around the US have been cracking down on illegal gambling machine operations. This raid, however, is different than most others. Police typically raid convenient stores or bars where illegal operations are being run.
In the Aces Wired case, they were openly running what they believed to be a legal amusement operation. The company is planning on showing the court that their machines were in compliance with state law.
December 19, 2008
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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