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Police Bust Illegal Gambling Ring

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FAYETTEVILLE — A midnight raid in Fayetteville is being given credit for breaking up whatpolice say was an illegal gambling house.

The Miller Avenue home belongs to Vince Buffano. Deputies say they foundand confiscated a dozen video poker and blackjack machines, worth tensof thousands of dollars. The raid wrapped up months ofpolice investigation.

The thing that bothers us is that, of course, it's illegal gambling, butit's set up in a community where people are raising their families andalso right across the street from a high school and junior high school.It concerns us a great deal that people have that much concern for theirneighbors and the community to do what they have done here.

Several arrests on misdemeanor gambling charges are expected.

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