Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin has a stern warning for business owners that may be operating illegal gambling machines – in a statement provided to WEIS Radio Entrekin said that it had been brought to his attention that this very well may be taking place.
Sheriff Entrekin said that the sheriff’s office has worked hard with other law enforcement agencies to enforce Alabama laws that state electronic gambling devices are illegal.
Business owners are asked to have these illegal machines removed before next week or they will be arrested. Individuals who are caught with gambling devices could face charges of possession of a gambling device or promoting gambling, both are misdemeanors.
If business owners have questions about possible illegal machines inside their business please call the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office at 256-546-2825 to have them inspected.
An investigation is currently ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.