Texas Toughens on Illegal Gambling

Published June 25, 2002 by OCR Editor

Texas Toughens on Illegal Gambling

Illegal electronic gambling came to a halt in Farwell, Texas after six employers of a gambling operation awaited trial for illegal activity.

Police raided their operations by collecting approximately l50 "casino-style" gaming devices bearing the resemblance to slot machines. Sheriff Randy Geries of Parmer County said that the charges were brought against 3 Farwell firms, Winner's Touch, Border Games and George's Gold Strike. Each owner faced a charge of promoting and housing activities and possessing items that fit in with this activity.

The owners face a one-year jail sentence and a fine of $4,000.00. It took 9 hours to reign in on this activity after much private investigating took place. The State Attorney General's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety were involved. This is a continued effort by the State of Texas to crack down on illegal gambling operations since the prize money offered by these businesses exceeds the amount allowed by the state.

See also

AGA and FBI Set Out for Illegal Online Gambling Battle

Hong Kong cracks down on illegal gambling

China's Crackdown On Illegal Gambling

China Sweeps Illegal Gambling

New Illegal Gambling Crackdown in China: Police Bust $72 Billion Gambling Ring

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