Over 100 illegal gambling machines seized following investigation

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 14:53:55-04

Over 100 gambling machines were seized following an investigation by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control.

The agencies conducted an inspection enforcement operation on March 27, targeting 13 businesses in the Oildale, East Bakersfield and South Bakersfield area that are involved in the illegal operation of gambling devices.

Officials had received reports from citizens of the illegal activity in and around the businesses.

Eight Fishing gambling machines, 116 computer gambling machines, and around $2,000 in U.S. currency was seized. Several employees were identified but no arrested have been made.

The investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has information on this investigation they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.