Deputies seize 13 illegal video gambling devices | News
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents seized 13 illegal video gambling devices on Thursday.
The report said detectives determined that 13 illegal video gambling devices were being operated at two bars near Lexington, one bar near Swansea and one bar near West Columbia. Detectives also seized a total of $590.25 in cash and coins.
According to sheriff’s deputies, a Lexington County magistrate on Friday, February 1 determined that the 13 devices each are illegal video gambling devices, which are subject to seizure by law enforcement. Under South Carolina law, a magistrate must determine whether each individual gambling device is illegal.
The report said detectives received information that four illegal video gambling devices were being operated at Anthony’s Bar at 1121 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington. Detectives say they seized three Rush-Tel tabletop gambling devices and one Mega Touch Chug Monkey tabletop gambling device.
Detectives also received information that three illegal video gambling devices were being operated at The Bar of Lexington at 1668 Two Notch Road, Lexington, the report stated. Detectives seized one Mega Touch Chug Monkey tabletop gambling device, one Mega Touch Live tabletop gambling device and one CA Nexus gambling device as well as $65.75 in cash and coins.
In addition, detectives received information that five illegal video gambling devices were being operated at The Barn bar at 706 Jim Rucker Road, Swansea, according to the report. Detectives found five free-standing, cabinet-style illegal gambling devices in an enclosed room at the bar. Detectives seized one Queen Bee gambling device, one Crazy Bugs gambling device, two Video Redemption gambling devices and one Spin Jack gambling device as well as $517 in cash.
Finally, detectives received information that one illegal gambling device was being operated at S&E Rack and Grill at 4643-C Edmund Highway, West Columbia, deputies say. Detectives seized one tabletop Mega Touch Chug Monkey gambling device as well as $7.50 in cash and coins.