Police Bust Gambling Operation In South Carolina Package Store
The gambling police were at it again over the weekend, this time in South Carolina. A father and son were given citations for running an illegal gambling operation out of their packing store in Greenville.
Peter Samuel Bouharoun and his father, Joseph Bourharoun were both fined by police for maintaining a gambling house at the Package Store on Falls street. The machines that were being used for the operation had several different modes.
According to officers that were shown the machines, Peter Bouharoun alerted the officers of a switch that took the machine from game mode to games of chance. The games of chance included Super Keno, according to the police report.
"In this economy it is not uncommon to find that business owners are trying to do anything possible to pay the bills," said observer Harry Belst, "and the quickest way to make money is to insert gambling machines at the businesses."
Although it has become popular, that does not mean it is legal. Police agencies all across the US have been busy using up all of their resources in an attempt to rid their cities of the illegal machines.
In some states, such as Alabama, there is a divide among people who feel the gaming machines are illegal and those who do not. Governor Robert Riley is among those who feel the machines are illegal, and he has set up a task force to bust any businesses running the machines.
July 21, 2009
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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