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Illegal Gambling Outfits in Guadalupe County Raided in Operation Blackjack

October 28th, 2013 by Site Admin

The law enforcement agencies of Guadalupe County cracked down on a number of illegal gambling outfits in an operation termed “Blackjack.” The deputies of the Sheriff’s office confiscated as many as 105 computer terminals, 52 eight-lines, and over $11,000. Five people employed at these illegal gambling outfits have also been arrested and charged with promotion of illegal gambling activities.

According to Arnold Zwicke, the sheriff of Guadalupe County, his deputies learned of these illegal gambling establishments when the local people began calling his office with questions. He said that members of various families filed complaints such as “Grandma is broke again because she spent her social security check on gambling.”

The sheriff’s office therefore quietly investigated the outfits and finally launched operation Blackjack, in which they raided all the outfits.

The sheriff’s office had already conducted one major raid on illegal gambling establishments last month. In September, deputies raided four illegal gambling establishments based in Seguin.

The sheriff’s office has also urged the public to help them in eliminating illegal gambling businesses in the county. Any citizen who knows anything about illegal gambling operations in the county is requested to contact the sheriff’s office by using the phone number (830) 379-1224.

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