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Posted on: September 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Gambling Establishment



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Gambling Establishment
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:September 6, 2019Time:5:39 PM
Incident Date:September 6, 2019Time:3:15 PM
Incident Location:Various Locations, City of San Jacinto
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Julio Olguin
File Number(s):I192490062 / I192490068 / I192490076


On Friday, September 06, 2019, at 3:15 PM, deputies from the from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station responded to various businesses within the city limits regarding Illegal Gambling Establishments. Deputies from the San Jacinto Station recently noticed an increase in transient activity at these locations. The investigation revealed these businesses were conducting unlawful gambling utilizing video slot machines for monetary gain.  Prior to responding to these locations, The Department of Justice “Bureau of Gambling Control” was notified and provided their expertise.


Deputies seized a total of six video slot machines from three separate businesses in the City of San Jacinto. Charges for 337 PC-Unlawful bookmaking / wagering (felony) will be filed against each business owner.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Tully at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 791-3400.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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