GBI and Gerogia Lottery Seize Illegal Gambling Machines

| July 8, 2014

Slot-MachinesTIFTON, GA – Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Tift County Sheriff, and the Georgia Lottery seized more than 100 illegal commercial gambling machines in a joint investigation on Monday.

According to reports five people have been arrested in connection to the illegal machines and more arrests are expected.

“Those machines are legal as long as you pay out tickets for merchandise. Your winnings are for merchandise. But you can’t pay out in cash,” Sheriff’ Gene Scarbrough told WALB.

The raids began Monday morning, and seized machines from 13 businesses, three homes, an office, and a storage facility.The arrests come after more than a year of investigation.

Source: WALB

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