Officers from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's office in East Texas mounted a raid on a mobile casino with a difference this week – it was operating from a doublewide mobile home!
Nearly 50 people face charges as a result of the raid, a police spokesman disclosed.
Authorities say the raid on the casino trailer in a rural area resulted in the confiscation of 71 eight-liner gambling machines, and some $15 000 in cash. Eight alleged casino workers face gambling-related charges, whilst almost 40 patrons were issued with Class C misdemeanor gambling citations, which carry a maximum fine of $500.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss says the alleged operators were making daily bank deposits. The money trail helped lead authorities to the illegal gaming.