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Etowah County authorities raid Rainbow City business, seizesuspected bingo machines (updated)
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on June 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM, updated June 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM
GADSDEN, Alabama -- Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said his
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Entrekin said the raid happened at 1 p.m. at Center Stage in Rainbow City, 206
Rescia Avenue. Investigators also arrested one person, who faces two
misdemeanor charges - one count of promoting gambling, and one count of
possession of a gambling machine. The person was later released from the Etowah County Detention Centeron $2,000 bond.
Undercover law enforcement officers went into the facility to verify the playing of the machines, said
Department Spokeswoman Natalie Barton.
"We have worked hard, along with other law enforcement agencies, to enforce Alabama laws that stateelectronic gambling devices are illegal," Entrekin said in a statement. "And until those laws are changed, wewill continue to do so."Just yesterday, Entrekin turned down a request for an electronic bingo permit for CBS Supply, the developerof a proposed $200 million bingo development in the county. Entrekin said the machines came close to beinglegal, but he would not issue the permit.
For more details on the CBS Supply decision,
read this Gadsden Times article.
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Etowah County Sheriff
epartment raided a Rainbow City business this afternoon and seized two
uspected electronic bingo machines.
(Special/Etowah CountySheriffs Office)