Jacksonville police raid 11 businesses for illegal gambling operations

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — Nearly twelve organizations and corner stores in Jacksonville were struck Monday for illicit betting tasks.

It is a failure Jacksonville police are calling the activity “Money Out.” The office executed 11 court orders on service stations and accommodation stores for working an unlawful betting house and illicit utilization of betting hardware.

“I’m certain most Arkansans have strolled in stations and seen these machines,” Scott Hardin said.

Police evacuated the betting machines and captured storekeepers. As indicated by an official statement, a few of the organizations have been leading unlawful tasks since 2017.

The 11 stores struck are:

Bucks Country Store, Citgo Flash Market, Kubet Citgo T-Ricks, Feeze Kutz, Han’s Citgo, Heards and Q Tee’s, Hi-Life Market, OK Mart/Valero, Roadrunner Dist., Victory Express and 501 Vapes.

Scott Hardin with the Alcohol and Beverage Kubet Control Board said these betting machines look genuine. Yet, they’re not directed by the state and he said regularly the odds of winning are practically nothing.

“It’s heartbreaking in light of the fact that Arkansans truly siphon cash into these things,” Hardin said. “There’s no prerequisite that it pays a specific sum back so you are thoroughly placing your cash in the hands of somebody that says howdy’s no principles here.”

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