Created: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:06:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:42:59 EST
Eight convenient stores in Warner Robins shut down for illegal gambling. Instead of the slot machines awarding the winners with gas or merchandise from inside the store, winners walk out with cash. The owners of the shops made nearly $800,000.
That's at least what investigators believe according to two indictments against three owners, although that hasn't been proven yet.
They've been issued two separate indictments for commercial gambling. Georgia law states slot machines can not give cash to winners. The scratch off lottery is advertised throughout Warner Robins but it's a belief among many players that slot machines offer a better chance of winning.
One reason why many feel the Law should allow cash earnings from the machines. Neither the Warner Robins Police Department Investigative Unit or the prosecutor in the case were available for interviews.