Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eight Liners in San Antonio

Looks like we're not the only ones having trouble with gambling joints.

A San Antonio detective was given the task of investigating an establishment accused of promoting gambling after officials received a tip.
the detective continued betting on the machines and accumulated 800 credits,
worth $40

Three suspects were booked and the place was shut down. It took three weeks, from the time the officer stepped into the casino till the arrest was made. I think that's pretty good.

Three weeks and three arrests. Perhaps Laredo can learn something from them. I don't recall anybody being arrested in the last round of 8-liner closures.


Mas Triste said...

Can we just legalize gambling, get the regulations in place and move on already?

What a waste of resources.

[Somewhere in Vegas, a casino executive gets a cold chill up his spine...]

KeyRose said...

Will repubs ever legalize gambling in this state?

Or do they think it'll create more problems than its worth?

NotMyFlop said...

It ain't all Republicans, just the religious wingnuts. Libertarian minded Republicans would love to legalize gambling, keep some of that Texas gambling dollar from flowing to other states.

KeyRose said...

I've heard a lot of stories of people who have won money at these places.
It seems like more money is coming out than is going in.

We all like to think of the Las Vegas that's romanticized in commercials and movies but there must be a dark side that would scare the bejesus out of us.

Take the story in the Times today about fee hikes for garbage pick-up. Some councilmen worry about the effect it will have on the elderly, yet they don't take into consideration that the elderly are getting fleeced at these 8-liner joints.

___chulo said...

___but they are having a good time while being "fleeced"

Anonymous said...

It is very unfortunate that there are alot of lonely people out there who bury their money at this extablishment. I hear stories of people who go to relief stress and run away from their problems. It is cheaper to get counseling or visit your pastor than let this establishments.