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.