Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Herald Bulletin - EDITORIAL: Know this: Cherry master games are illegal

The Herald Bulletin - EDITORIAL: Know this: Cherry master games are illegal:
"We don’t have much sympathy for bar owners who are complaining about increased enforcement to shut down their illegal gambling devices, called cherry masters. On July 1, the state passed a new law to increase enforcement by adding 16 extra state excise police officers to go after the machines.

During the same legislative session, however, the General Assembly approved the use of slot machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Bar owners are crying foul, but what part of “illegal” don’t they understand?
In a meeting in Anderson on June 21, Brenda Scott, primary enforcement officer for the Madison County branch of the state excise police, told local bar owners, “Keep in mind, those dailies, weeklies, monthlies, pull-tabs have always been illegal. No one should have been doing that.”"
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