Ky. sheriff arrests 2 for gambling, having own ATM

Jun 6, 2012 Full story: WAVE-TV Louisville 49

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says two men were running gambling machines out of an old funeral home and were arrested in a raid that also resulted in the seizure of 19 machines and nearly $10,000. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo Jr., told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the department received a tip about the machines in a metal building a mile north ... (more)

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Joe

Somerset, KY

#21 Jun 8, 2012
lisa wrote:
I have never heard so many dumb a$$es in my life!!! These machines are NOT illegal!!!HELLO..........The reason this place was busted is that all they had there was the machines???? You couldn't buy milk, gas, softdrinks, cigarettes etc.......
The soul purpose for being there is GAMBLING!!!!!! This place was also "paying out ".
It was soley a gambling joint and I say this THANK YOU SHERIFF ROOT AND STAFF FOR TAKING OUT THE TRASH!!!!
Keep up the good work and pay NO attention to crybabies!!
OH OK we understand now lisa! Thanks for clearing up that just gambling is illegal but as long as you can buy milk, gas, softdrinks, cigarettes etc....... makes gambling legal. But yet we are the dumb a$$es. LOL
A Gambler

Corbin, KY

#22 Jun 8, 2012
I don't know why we can't have a legal casino in Kentucky. At least that way our state would get money from it. Instead of a few getting filthy rich from the illegal gambling. They claim it would be bad to have a casino that it would hurt people. More people are hurt by the illegal gambling than they would be if it was legal. At least in a casino nobody would be selling drugs. Besides that the owners of the illegal gambling machines set the odds so that nobody can win.
impressed

Sheridan, AR

#24 Jun 9, 2012
A Gambler wrote:
I don't know why we can't have a legal casino in Kentucky. At least that way our state would get money from it. Instead of a few getting filthy rich from the illegal gambling. They claim it would be bad to have a casino that it would hurt people. More people are hurt by the illegal gambling than they would be if it was legal. At least in a casino nobody would be selling drugs. Besides that the owners of the illegal gambling machines set the odds so that nobody can win.
There's not gonna be any Illegal gambling as long as Sheriff Root is around!!
Keep kicking ass Sheriff, the good people of the county backs you 100%!!!!!!!
Joe

Somerset, KY

#25 Jun 9, 2012
impressed wrote:
<quoted text>There's not gonna be any Illegal gambling as long as Sheriff Root is around!!
Keep kicking ass Sheriff, the good people of the county backs you 100%!!!!!!!
You are an idiot, its all over the town and John Root's cousin is one that supplys machines.
impressed

Sheridan, AR

#26 Jun 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an idiot, its all over the town and John Root's cousin is one that supplys machines.
You have run your big pie hole for days about this and I think you're full of $hit my friend!!
Lets here a name?? You can either put up or SHUT UP!!!!
GO TEAM ROOT!!!!!!!!!!
Joe

Somerset, KY

#27 Jun 9, 2012
impressed wrote:
<quoted text>You have run your big pie hole for days about this and I think you're full of $hit my friend!!
Lets here a name?? You can either put up or SHUT UP!!!!
GO TEAM ROOT!!!!!!!!!!
Wow people like you that are stuck on root is the very reason this town is like it is.... His cousins name is James Harris, why dont you call ol Root and ask him about it.
mee

Cynthiana, KY

#28 Jun 10, 2012
resident wrote:
<quoted text>
First, London does not have any bingo halls. The state of Kentucky allows lottery and leaves alcohol sales as a local option. London does allow alcohol sales in restaurants. Just giving the facts.
Where do you live, under a rock? The Bingo Zone is on 25 near fariston.
Joe

Sheridan, AR

#29 Jun 10, 2012
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow people like you that are stuck on root is the very reason this town is like it is.... His cousins name is James Harris, why dont you call ol Root and ask him about it.
Your're the biggest liar that has EVER posted on facebook! I have known John Root and his entire family for many years and I can assure you he is NOT related to any Harris.Call the Sheriff and ask him!! If Root will arrest a Superintendant of the school system I'm sure he would arrest a cousin even if your BS was true!!We finally have a Sheriff that will do the right thing no matter what the situation and we get losers like you that want to TRY to run his name down????
Better luck next time loser because this lie want get it!!:)
Funny

Cynthiana, KY

#30 Jun 10, 2012
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Your're the biggest liar that has EVER posted on facebook! I have known John Root and his entire family for many years and I can assure you he is NOT related to any Harris.Call the Sheriff and ask him!! If Root will arrest a Superintendant of the school system I'm sure he would arrest a cousin even if your BS was true!!We finally have a Sheriff that will do the right thing no matter what the situation and we get losers like you that want to TRY to run his name down????
Better luck next time loser because this lie want get it!!:)
BULLSHI!
resident

Greenbrier, AR

#31 Jun 10, 2012
mee wrote:
<quoted text>Where do you live, under a rock? The Bingo Zone is on 25 near fariston.
I know exactly where Bingo Zone is. When did the city of London annex that in ? That is Laurel County. The comment was no bingo hall in London and I stand by that statement, show me a bingo hall in London.
lisa

Sheridan, AR

#32 Jun 10, 2012
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>Your're the biggest liar that has EVER posted on facebook! I have known John Root and his entire family for many years and I can assure you he is NOT related to any Harris.Call the Sheriff and ask him!! If Root will arrest a Superintendant of the school system I'm sure he would arrest a cousin even if your BS was true!!We finally have a Sheriff that will do the right thing no matter what the situation and we get losers like you that want to TRY to run his name down????
Better luck next time loser because this lie want get it!!:)
I agree Joe, sounds to me like the Sheriff may be hot on this jokers trail.I 'm calling BULLSHIT!!!!
Joe

Somerset, KY

#33 Jun 10, 2012
Like i told the both of you, James Harris is John Root's cousin. Simple as that. James Harris owns the same type of machines the other guy did that got busted. Root is as crooked as any Sheriff London has ever seen, most people are just blind to it because of the great work he does on the war on meth which i will give him credit for that, even though i say its to feed his habit.
WHY

Somerset, KY

#34 Jun 11, 2012
Shout wrote:
John Root had a strange explanation as to why they busted illegal gambling places. Not because they were illegal but because people that went there drank and used drugs. Really John?
But those places are illegal and they have the right to shut them down....but just like someone said, why close some and let others (i.e. Brummetts, within a few hundred feet of this location) keep their's open?
In Laurel County and London, it is only illegal if you are not part of the good ole boy club.
What about John's stop and go?
youkno

Somerset, KY

#35 Jun 11, 2012
whats really crazy bout all this is how stupid anyone could be did you ever think that that building was a place for people to socialize with out being out on the street and in to trouble i heard there were drugs involved but arent there drugs everywhere i bet if you go to walmart and drug tested 5 customers at least 3 of the drug test would not come back clean. Drugs are serious problem everywhere and just because you play the games does not mean you are on drugs. if that where try i guess everyone that plays the lottery is on drugs also........You want to know what the real problem is around here???????? HATERS thats right i said haters cuz if someone is mad at you they are gonna do their best to cause you and anyone around you problems..... 411 for all laurel county people KEEP YOUR NOSE IN YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND LEAVE EVERYONE ELSE ALONE. I think that would make laurel county a better place to live. At this moment i think anyone who passes through laurel cty has the soul sucked right out of them when i was a child i loved it here and now i cant wait to get away
Charles

London, KY

#36 Jun 11, 2012
Far as I know, the one at the Brummetts doesn't pay out. You can have video poker machines and slot machines all day long. As long as it doesn't pay out when you when they are legal. The one the sheriff busted paid out, it was illegal.
Helpful

Virgie, KY

#37 Jun 11, 2012
Charles wrote:
Far as I know, the one at the Brummetts doesn't pay out. You can have video poker machines and slot machines all day long. As long as it doesn't pay out when you when they are legal. The one the sheriff busted paid out, it was illegal.
The truth is it ilegal to get caught paying out.If you dont have something else like a grocery or gas station it removes all doubt you are paying out.A few years ago the state police picked up several machines on sight without catching a payout.They had to give all back except where they could prove payouts.
Poker Bob

London, KY

#38 Jun 11, 2012
Charles wrote:
Far as I know, the one at the Brummetts doesn't pay out. You can have video poker machines and slot machines all day long. As long as it doesn't pay out when you when they are legal. The one the sheriff busted paid out, it was illegal.
They might not pay out to you, but several people have collected several times. Stop in there , there will be 4 or 5 cars/pickups there, but no one in sight. They are in the back room.Ask some of the people that comes out and cashes in their tickets
Back Room Poker

London, KY

#39 Jun 11, 2012
Just ask some of the skanks Mr Brummit has fired, they'll tell you about the payouts. Look under the register where they put the payout tickets. He also has an ATM machine. But I guess it's ok for a mom and pop store to have those machines.
lisa

Sheridan, AR

#40 Jun 11, 2012
Keep up the good work Sheriff Root, Haters are gonna hate!!!!
Funny

London, KY

#41 Jun 11, 2012
Listen.. I like Jon Root.. Im a fan. However instead of busting up gambling rings he should have kept Dusty Lovett behind bars instead of letting him run free and steal everything people round here have... Like I said... I'm a fan and will indeed vote for John or Jon Root.. In no way am I disrespecting his authority.. But dusty will steal this county blind in a week..

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