Keeping a Gambling House and Machines Arrest
Posted by: Staff
Date: Nov 21 2022 11:05 AM
OKALOOSA COUNTY :A Winter Garden man was arrested earlier this month on a misdemeanor
charge of keeping a gambling house on North Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say 56-year old Lin Zhuo
habitually kept and permitted a gaming room and slot machines at The Lucky
Pearl Internet Cafe.
During the undercover investigation, an employee told him there were
internet slots people could play, along with stand-alone machines which accept
cash, win real money, and can cash out on site or use CashApp.
Investigators say records reveal from November 11, 2020 to November 12,
2021 there were approximately 23,413 transactions paid to The Lucky Pearl
totaling $758,905 via CashApp by persons believed to be customers.
During that same approximate time frame $13,072 was paid out to
customers via CashApp, with a majority of the comments citing "winnings".