Deputies seize 13 illegal video gambling devices

Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents seized 13 illegal video gambling devices on Thursday.

The report said detectives determined that 13 illegal video gambling devices were being operated at two bars near Lexington, one bar near Swansea and one bar near West Columbia. Detectives also seized a total of $590.25 in cash and coins.

According to sheriff's deputies, a Lexington County magistrate on Friday, February 1 determined that the 13 devices each are illegal video gambling devices, which are subject to seizure by law enforcement. Under South Carolina law, a magistrate must determine whether each individual gambling device is illegal.