Alabama deputies seize dozens of illegal gambling machines, $11K in cash in raids

Published 9:31 pm Monday, January 18, 2021

More than 60 gambling machines and $11,000 in cash were seized during weekend raids on illegal betting operations in Alabama, according to authorities.

Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators recovered the machines and cash near Athens on Saturday, the agency said in a statement Sunday.

Judy Wilson, 69, was charged with promoting gambling, and warrants were being obtained for the owner of a second operation, the sheriff’s office added.

Authorities said that the sheriff’s office served a warning from the district attorney’s office to two establishments last year notifying them their business operations violated the law.

Both businesses “ceased their gambling operations for a time,” before resuming again. The sheriff’s office said it conducted the raids after receiving new complaints about the businesses.