Sheriff’s office seizes 41 gambling machines in illegal gambling bust

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DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office seized 41 eight-Liner gambling machines and busted two people who they said are responsible for running an illegal gambling operation out of a home in Del Valle.

Police said that after following information from a confidential informant, they located the illegal operation on Thursday. They said when they arrived at the home, they interviewed 21 people and two employees — 46-year-old Hilaria Moreno Cornejo and 35-year-old Angelica Isabel Moreno-Sepulveda.

According to an arrest affidavit, the women managed the front door, sign-in sheets and paying out credits and winnings.

Police said while searching the home they found Eight-Liner gambling machines containing an unknown amount of money.

While casino gaming in Texas is illegal, owning and operating an Eight-Liner is not illegal.

Police charged both women with Gambling Promotion, a Class A Misdemeanor.

As of Saturday, Moreno-Sepulveda was still in Travis County Jail and Cornejo was not, according to online jail records.

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