Lexington Co. deputies seize more illegal gambling machines

Published: Dec. 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM EST
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(Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigators in cooperation with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents on Thursday seized five illegal video gambling devices that were being operated at a bar on Sunset Boulevard near Lexington.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said a Lexington County magistrate on Friday determined that the five 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.

Investigators received information that two cabinet-style video gambling devices and three table-top video gambling devices were being operated at the Rags to Riches bar at 4878-A Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, Metts said.

Investigators found two Jungle King video gambling devices, one Monkey Land video gambling device, one Crazy Bug video gambling device and one Ticket Master video gambling device at the bar. Investigators seized the devices and $1,027 in cash.

Metts asked anyone with information about illegal video gambling devices to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can report information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff's Department web site (

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