Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Monday, November 15, 1999

CORNYN ANNOUNCES EIGHT LINER SLOT MACHINE SEIZURES

120 slot machines and $5,000 seized in Brown County

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the seizure of 120 eight liner slot machines and $5,000 in illegal wagers and prizes in Brown County. After an investigation, the machines and money were seized at The Palace at the Lake, Lucky 8's, Red Barn, Gold Rush and The Palace in Brown County.

"The operation of eight liner slot machines violates the law. My office will work closely with local law enforcement to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who violate the law," said Attorney General Cornyn.

Search warrants were served for the seizure of the illegal gambling devices and illegal wagers and prizes this morning. Arrest warrants were also served for the owners of the Red Barn, Gold Rush and The Palace. They were arrested for charges ranging from gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place and possession of gambling devices and gambling paraphernalia.

Twenty-six slot machines and $1,648 in illegal wagers were seized at Crazy 8's. Seventeen eight liner slot machines and $85 in illegal wagers were seized at the Palace at the Lake. Fourteen slot machines and $555 in illegal wagers were seized at the Red Barn. Thirty-eight slot machines were seized at The Palace. Twenty-five slot machines and $2,100 in illegal wagers were seized at Gold Rush.

The Attorney General's office, the Department of Public Safety Special Crimes, the City of Brownwood Police Department, the Brown County Sheriff, and the office of the Brown County District Attorney participated in the execution of the search and arrest warrants.

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