Borger Police Captain Anthony Griffin said, “We were looking in to these establishments, whether or not they were for entertainment purposes or if they were actually paying out money.”
Gaming machines are not strictly illegal in Texas, but they are tightly regulated. Police were able get a search warrant for all four establishments. As of Friday no arrests had been made.
Griffin said, “We advised them of the search warrant, identified anybody that was in the building, held the scene, and then started going through the evidentiary process.”
Griffin said, “They are closed down, and we took their gaming devices.”
Officers said they seized close to 200 machines and an undisclosed amount of money. Charges that could be filed include promotion of gambling and operating a gambling facility.
(myhighplains.com contributed to this report)