Pineywoods gambling operation shut down

From staff reports
Posted 4/20/17

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Pineywoods on Thursday, April 13.

Sheriff’s deputies seized 44 electronic video gaming machines as well as $1,030 after executing a search warrant at 38 Cable …

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Pineywoods gambling operation shut down

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The Walker County Sheriff’s Office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Pineywoods on Thursday, April 13.

Sheriff’s deputies seized 44 electronic video gaming machines as well as $1,030 after executing a search warrant at 38 Cable Station Road off Highway 69 North before the establishment had opened for the day.

Sheriff Jim Underwood said undercover operations conducted at the location revealed winnings were paid with Walmart gift cards preloaded with cash.

“These machines are being operated illegally, and we feel like everyone has had plenty of notice to close these types of operations,” Underwood said.

Underwood noted that his office cannot keep money seized from illegal gambling and that it is turned over to the state after forfeiture proceedings are completed.

Anyone with information on similar cases can contact the sheriff’s office at 302-6464 or text “Walker” and the tip itself to 847411.