published Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Chattanooga police conduct gambling raid at restaurant

The Chattanooga Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Regulatory Bureau conducted a gambling raid at a Chattanooga restaurant Wednesday, said spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

Officers seized more than $4,700 and two illegal gambling machines from Walt’s Fireplace Restaurant at 6238 Bonny Oaks Drive, Weary said.

The restaurant’s owner, Tracey Farrow, was cited for gambling promotion and possession of gambling devices, Weary said.

The fire marshal’s office, building, electrical and health inspectors and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission also responded to the scene and found several violations, Weary said.

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holdout said...

No and yes.

September 29, 2011 at 7:38 a.m.
cannonball said...

I would feel safer at walts than i would at one of those fancy downtown beer joints. of course there aint no gambling going on downtown anymore. yeah right

September 29, 2011 at 7:48 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Why not conduct a drug raid at a public housing facility?

Oh, that's right, it's waaaay safer to bring in a bunch of old farts using gambling machines.

Duties performed more fervently and with more zeal than yellerjackets working on their nest in the fall season.... so long as they're the easy and safe duties.... that afford the general public no legitimate gain.

September 29, 2011 at 8:10 a.m.
free_slots said...

For the people who are very passionate about their gambling, such raids would only dampen their spirits for a short while. They will always find new places to gamble, and the police will only have to keep looking out for them. Some might even try out online casino games to cure their gambling itch. I just hope that this habit does not affect the younger generation.

February 3, 2012 at 12:56 a.m.
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