Eight-liner business shut down by Operation Bishop

Eight-liner business shut down by Operation Bishop
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POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:12pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:06am

Operation Bishop has raided and shut down another eight-liner arcade business after they were advised of illegal gambling activity.

On Thursday, May 30, officers with Operation Bishop raided Carmen's Arcade, located at 1725 Price Road and seized 83 computers and issued citations to patrons playing at the business.

Carmen's Arcade had been advised by District Attorney Luis Saenz that it's operation was deemed an illegal gambling activity as it pertains to eight liner and sweepstakes establishments.

According to state law and the Attorney General, eight-liner and sweepstakes businesses that give cash prizes of $5 or more, even if some or all proceeds benefit a non-profit/charity, are deemed an illegal-gambling operation. It is estimated that the eight-liner/sweepstakes industry generates at least $300 million annually. The money is known to leave the County and even Texas.

To view photos of the raid visit:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/cameroncountyda/sets/72157633818967758/

Photos courtesy of Cameron County DA's Office

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