Borger Investigation on Illegal Gambling

A police raid closes down three borger businesses and a VFW post for suspected illegal gambling.

The VFW Post 1789, D and D Amusement, Horseshoe Gaming Room, and Gold Diggers Internet Cafe are closed until further notice on suspicion of illegal gambling. 

It happened yesterday.

Captain Anthony Griffin from the Borger Police Department says, "we were looking in to these establishments, whether or not they were for entertainment purposes or if they were actually paying out  money."

It is illegal in Texas to gamble for money, gift cards or any sort of pay out.

Griffin says after hearing these four places were paying cash to gamblers, they issued search warrants.

"That point and time we advised them of the search warrant, identified anybody that was in the building, held the scene, adn then started going through the evidentiary process," he says.

So far no charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made.

However, some of the charges that could be filed include promotion of gambling, and operating a gambling facility.

Griffin says, "they are closed down, and we took their gaming devices whether it be their normal machines, or some of them had the computers."

Officers tell us they seized close to 200 machines and an undisclosed amount of money.

Griffin says there is also another business in Borger suspected of illegal gambling.

He says that business closed down before police could raid it.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened in Borger.

Griffin says a similar investigation happened years ago but it only involved one business.

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