GBI raids Internet cafes in Helen, Blairsville

Oct 7, 2011 Full story: WDUN-AM Gainesville 15

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday seized video gaming machines at establishments in Helen and Blairsville.

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Timmy

Murphy, NC

#1 Oct 12, 2011
Good job! Gambling destroys more lives than drugs.
Bet

Pendergrass, GA

#2 Oct 13, 2011
Timmy wrote:
Good job! Gambling destroys more lives than drugs.
want to make a bet on that?
SilverShadow

Jefferson, GA

#3 Dec 15, 2011
Were any lawsuits ever filed on the owners.

Since: Jun 09

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#4 Dec 15, 2011
SilverShadow wrote:
Were any lawsuits ever filed on the owners.
Yes

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#5 Dec 15, 2011
Laurel Wood wrote:
<quoted text>Yes
No they only seized and posted description of equipment in legal organ section. GBI and Governor not sure what to do about this type of business.
Floridian

Orlando, FL

#6 Dec 15, 2011
Timmy wrote:
Good job! Gambling destroys more lives than drugs.
Hey Dimmy I know a few communities up in Pennsylvania that would just love to have you join them.
Informed Opinion

Port Charlotte, FL

#7 Dec 15, 2011
I know I feel safer knowing the government is there keeping me from gambling.

Thank God the government helps us Americans with our vices.

Where are the conservatives telling the government to stay out of out lives.
My Two Senses

Homer, GA

#8 Dec 16, 2011
Informed Opinion wrote:
I know I feel safer knowing the government is there keeping me from gambling.
Thank God the government helps us Americans with our vices.
Where are the conservatives telling the government to stay out of out lives.
The government is not trying to keep anyone from gambling. It only wants a piece of the action. Evidently, it thinks gambling is immoral unless it gets a piece of the pie.

Go without a county sticker at the botton of the license plate and you'll get a ticket because it's so important to the government to know what county the tag if from that there's a law that it's got to be on the plate. However, if you pay the piper to get a prestige tag or the "In God We Trust" tag, the county designation is not important to be on the license plate.
SilverShadow

Jefferson, GA

#9 Dec 16, 2011
Laurel Wood wrote:
<quoted text>No they only seized and posted description of equipment in legal organ section. GBI and Governor not sure what to do about this type of business.
Was there really 31 counts brought against the owners...seems harsh,at least thats what was supposedly reported in the White County paper,
i cant find the article does anyone have the date???
Truth hurts sometimes

Clarkesville, GA

#10 Dec 19, 2011
SilverShadow wrote:
Were any lawsuits ever filed on the owners.
One out of county news paper reported S. Fain of Hiawassee as being involved in operation of one in Helen, not sure about Blairsville and Villa Rica.

Since: Jan 09

Atlanta, GA

#11 Dec 24, 2011
I guess that the Georgia Lottery is ok as far as gambling goes because the state benefits from it.
My Two Senses

Dawsonville, GA

#12 Dec 24, 2011
Moonchaser223 wrote:
I guess that the Georgia Lottery is ok as far as gambling goes because the state benefits from it.
What else but a state lottery can advertise that an "X" amount of millions will be paid out but it's in installments and not in present value of the dollar? Others would be in jail if they awarded prizes like that, don't we think?

Also, why didn't the Georgia Lottery people just reduce the payouts instead of reducing the HOPE scholarship money? I guess they sold the idea to get it passed that the money was going to a worthy cause until the lottery was securely in place, then they started cutting funds to a worthy cause. Watch out, it's just the beginning. That's how your government (Federal, State, Local) works.
GAMBLING MAN

AOL

#13 Dec 25, 2011
Truth hurts sometimes wrote:
<quoted text>
One out of county news paper reported S. Fain of Hiawassee as being involved in operation of one in Helen, not sure about Blairsville and Villa Rica.
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE MACHINES THAT HAD IN BLAIRSVILLE ARE USED IN ANY OTHER STATE, THEY WERE THE BEST CASINO MACHINES AROUND, THE ONES THAT ARE USED IN MURPHY, N.C. AND HAYESVILLE, N.C. STINK.......PLEASE, SOMEONE FIND OUT WHERE THE SAME MACHINES ARE USED THAT WERE IN THE BLAIRSVILLE CASINO
why

United States

#14 Dec 26, 2011
GAMBLING MAN wrote:
<quoted text>I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE MACHINES THAT HAD IN BLAIRSVILLE ARE USED IN ANY OTHER STATE, THEY WERE THE BEST CASINO MACHINES AROUND, THE ONES THAT ARE USED IN MURPHY, N.C. AND HAYESVILLE, N.C. STINK.......PLEASE, SOMEONE FIND OUT WHERE THE SAME MACHINES ARE USED THAT WERE IN THE BLAIRSVILLE CASINO
Why are you yelling?
GAMBLING MAN

AOL

#15 Dec 26, 2011
cause i'm deaf from all the machines winning from blairsville

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