Large Gambling Operations Busted In Texas, Fifty People Arrested
If people around the country that are running illegal gambling operations involving slot machines do not get the point by now, then they deserve what they get. Authorities are cracking down on these operations throughout the United States, and Friday five more locations were raided.
The location of the latest busts was Tarrant County, Texas. Five locations were raided in the early morning hours on Friday, and they resulted in fifty people being arrested. Most of the arrested were charged with misdemeanors.
The misdemeanor charges appear to be the least of the problems for many of the people arrested. Authorities confirmed that of the fifty people arrested, many had outstanding warrants.
Tarrant County sheriff spokesman Terry Grisham was pleased with the busts, but feared it would not change much in an area that is known for its organized crime. "We've been working on this problem on and off for the past five years, and even with this bust the gambling won't go away," he said.
"8 liner" machines were found in each of the five locations that were raided Friday morning. Jacksboro Highway was where the gambling was taking place. It is a Highway known for its illegal gambling activity.
$35,00 to $45,000 was confiscated from each of the locations busted. Several video gambling machines were also seized by authorities.
October 11, 2008
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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