By Gabby Sims
Tyler Police Department is investigating complaints that illegal gaming is occurring at locations within the City of Tyler.
Please be aware that gambling, promoting gambling, possession of gambling devices and keeping a gambling place are illegal in the State of Texas.
We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of game rooms operating in our local businesses in the city.
On Monday, December 5, 2016 undercover officers seized five illegal gambling machines from the Texaco Station located at Paluxy and Loop 323.
Officers of the Tyler Police will be investigating the locations to determine if their conduct related to machines are illegal and in violation of state gambling laws.
We prefer voluntary compliance with the law and request that you remove any machines from your premises that are in violation of the law.
Tyler Police Department will take action to see that state law is complied with, including arrest and referral to the Smith County District Attorney, should such action be necessary.