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Moultrie P.D. seized 47 gaming machines

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A huge gambling raid in Moultrie, 47 gaming machines were seized from businesses.

Police raided several convenience stores and bars Thursday night and confiscated the machines.

They say the stores were giving illegal cash payouts on those machines.

T-Hall's and U.S. Foods were two of about nine stores raided.

The Funky Monkey, offers good spirits and good fun, they also offered good payouts as winnings.

"It's illegal for the machines to pay out in excess of $5," said Sgt. Stephen Stratman, Moultrie Police Department.

 People were flocking to the machines.

"We had trouble getting into some places because all the machines were constantly being used," said Sgt. Stratman.

Police say all the stores they visited paid cash, some locations dished out up to $50.

Officials say payouts from the winnings were suppose to be in groceries or other in-store items

Moultrie Police haven't made any arrests yet, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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