Police Uses Bolt Cutters and Torches to Break into Gambling Machines
Feb 13, 2012
Texas police will cut and even burn illegal gambling machines to extract information and money. No fortress or safe is save from cop hands.
Two aspiring New Waverly, Texas, entrepreneurs sought to break into lucrative casino business. All was going just fine except that they forgot one thing: a casino license. As reported by casino gambling news, Comer C. and Sanjaykumar P., 74 and 32 years old, received an unexpected visit from Texas police, which uncovered multiple illegal 8-liner slot machines.
The gambling was conducted out of a residential house which was converted into real money underground casino where, allegedly, a monthly Black Jack Tournament was the specialty of the house.
Upon the visit, the cops showed poor Casino table manners once the owners refused to open up the devices. As nothing will stop the local police from pursuing the law to the fullest extend, bolt cutters and flame torches were used to open up the machines. It is rumored that cash inside the machines burned up during police action.
Both casino entrepreneurs are lucky as no felony charges were presented. They will face up to a year in jail under charges of misdemeanors related to gambling promotion, maintaining an illegal casino facility, and a possession of unapproved gambling devices.
The investigation continues as other suspects are sought in relation to this operation. As sometimes happens, the first ones to get caught have it easy if they cooperate with the investigators and tell on others.
According to Walker Country Sheriff, ”All we really did seize is the motherboard out of the machines.” As the sheriff boasted, in the past few years his department has raided multiple suspected illegal casino operations including the seizure of 100s of locally popular 8-liner slot machines.