Fourteen People Arrested In Georgia Video Poker BustEarlier this week, police in Georgia raided a local bar after reports were coming in that patrons were gambling illegally in plain sight. Police entered Pufferbelly’s Saloon and Eatery to find people playing video poker machines and betting on Texas hold’em games even though they are illegal in the state.
The tips started rolling in last year so police began their investigation in January. People were reporting the illegal gambling and the police found it to be true. Mi Sook Kim, the owner of the bar was arrested on Saturday as well as thirteen others who had allegedly placed bets or taken bets at the bar.
Police seized several video poker machines, $7,000 in cash and a handgun from the premises. Kim was charged with commercial gambling, possessing and gambling with a gambling device. The commercial gambling charge is a felony in the state of Georgia so Kim could face a stiff jail sentence.
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