Six State Agencies Assist in Gambling Bust That Nets Three Arrests
When authorities get together and want to crack down on a certain area of lawbreaking, they usually succeed. that is the case in Amarillo, Texas, where it took six state agencies to break up an illegal slot gambling operation.
The operation, which ended in search warrants being executed on Saturday night, netted three arrests. Five different facilities were raided in gathering evidence against the three people arrested.
The illegal gambling was taking place at the Toot-N-Totum, and it is estimated that up to 100 people were playing the illegal eight liner slots on some nights. The authorities are claiming that up to six more people could be arrested.
The operation made up what police felt was the largest illegal slot gambling operation in Amarillo. The investigation began after gamblers and neighbors of the Toot-N-Totum gave police the leads to what was taking place.
In all, it took Amarillo Police, the Potter and Randall County Sheriff Offices, the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Texas Department of Safety to serve the search warrants and make the three arrests.
It is estimated that over $150,000 was confiscated during the raids. Stolen guns, cars, electronics, and drugs were also seized by authorities.
January 13, 2009
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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