Local News

Cumberland County Cracks Down On Video Poker

Posted May 6, 2001 11:52 a.m. EDT

— The sheriff's department in Cumberland County hit the jackpot Friday as deputies confiscated more than a dozen video poker machines and expect to seize more.

They plan to hit ten businesses that illegally made money from video poker machines.

At one location, investigators found one machine that took in more than 40 thousand dollars from customers.

The sheriff's department decided to crack down on the machines after they received several complaints about video poker payouts.

Besides the video poker machines, authorities also took in $15,000.00 in cash and a deed for an acre and a half of land used as payment by a customer.