Gaming hall in Kyle is illegal, D.A. says: Sweepstakes rooms in Lockhart raided

Jun 13, 2012 Full story: Free Press

Authorities raided four "sweepstakes parlors" in Lockhart on June 1, seized cash and gambling devices and issued more than 100 citations to patrons for illegal gambling, the Caldwell County district attorney reports.

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#1 Jun 17, 2012
Anyone with half a brain would realize that legalization of gambling in Texas would benefit Texas not hurt it. People that like to gamble are spending money in Louisiana, Oklahoma , etc. Instead of keeping the money in Texas, we are giving millions yearly to other states. This is primarily due to the ignorant assumption that Texas would become a "poor" economy state. Our "intelligent" superiors believe we would become destitute if we had the opportunity to gamble legally in Texas. Get real, people. If I want to gamble and can't do it in my home state I will go to another state and leave hundreds or even thousands at their establishment. This is my choice to gamble. No one forces me to play. I do it because I enjoy the freedom of choice on where and how I spend my money. It is true the gambling could become an addiction, such as alcoholism, drugs, sex related crimes, etc. are. However, I would think our law enforcement and religious groups would direct their concerns to areas that are in dire need of being cleaned up and out. Prime examples: drug dealers, meth labs, prostitution, sexual abuse (hello, even in our schools and "churches") need I say more....? ok, I will. How many people leave a facility after a night of partying and have an accident, injuring or killing someone? Game rooms neither sell not serve alcohol. Customers leave the rooms as sober as when they come in. Clean up our dangerous elements and leave the harmless game rooms alone for people to have fun in. They aren't hurting anyone and actually provide a source of eentertainment to so many of our middle and older aged citizens. Believe it or not, as a 60 year old woman, I am capable of making up my own mind as to how much money I spend and where I spend it. It's my money and my choice. Or at least, I always believed it was my constitutional right. It's possible I'm not as smart as I think I am....after all...I am 60.
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#2 Jun 17, 2012
Wow!!!! I'm so impressed. Lockhart must be totally crime free for our DA to be so concerned about a sweepstakes room. I feel so much better knowing I don't have to worry about murders, rapes, drunken drivers and other dangerous factors. Since the top propriety is closing game rooms, that must mean we don't have to worry about any of the "dangerous" activities and elements that were in the papers and news constantly. AGAIN, thank you for making our streets safe to roam freely at night, sleep with our houses unlocked, our vehicles unsecured and our children can now be allowed to play outside unsupervised and we don't have to fear abduction, child molestation, and murder. We can walk or get behind the wheel of our vehicle knowing that the other drivers on the road are just as sober as we are. Wake up America....put your foot down before you lose all of your rights. Fight for your freedom of choice. Use your God given sense and realize that what we all should be fighting for is the right to make our own decisions. We aren't cattle or sheep being led to the slaughter, OR ARE WE?
Texas Family Code

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jun 19, 2012
The DA needs to go down the road and check this Pegasus School, from the word that's going around in the community. If he can't, or won't, he may need to be retired to a third rate, self-run, law office in Medoza.

Mission, TX

#4 Jul 16, 2012
Well the so called KB Foundation they claim to donate to sends out $500 check monthly to a school in Lockhardt. Which i may add is ran by the Chief of Police relative. I suppose its I rub your back, you rub mine. Isn"t that how it works? Mind you this place makes about $15,000-20,000 a week if not more,so I suppose $500 is a drop in the bucket for them.

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