NACOGDOCHES, Texas – An illegal gambling operation in East Texas offered betting in the casino comfort of a doublewide mobile home.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's office says nearly 50 people face charges. Some are due in court by Tuesday.
Authorities say Saturday night's raid of the casino trailer in a rural area resulted in confiscation of 71 so-called 8-liner gambling machines, plus as much as $15,000.
The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel reports an exact tally could come Monday.
Investigators say eight alleged casino workers face gambling-related charges. Nearly 40 patrons were issued Class C misdemeanor gambling citations, which carry a maximum fine of $500.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss says the alleged operators were making daily bank deposits. The money trail helped lead authorities to the illegal gaming.