Illegal Gambling Shut Down in North Carolina
It is illegal to gamble in North Carolina and this includes gambling as well as any ‘games of chance’.
Despite the law, an illegal gambling ring was recently bust by the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Law Enforcement on South Boulevard in Charlotte.
According to ABC, thanks to a tip-off from Crime Stoppers, over 50 people were caught playing poker.
The properties’ lessee and four other people were charged with gambling which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Officers also confiscated over $3,800 in cash as well as poker chips used by Players Plus.
The lessee of the property was quite surprised by the bust stating that gambling occurs all over the city and that his space is simply a ‘social club’.
According to Sgt. Tony Chesser with ABC Law Enforcement, they are not interested in those who gamble at home but instead are focused on large-scale operations since there are large sums of cash involved.
As Chesser said, “Now you’ve got a lot of cash on hand — you’ve got criminals out on the streets that say, ‘Hey, this is a good place to hit.”
ABC Law Enforcement makes regular busts thanks to tip-offs from the public.