The Emporia Police Department partnered with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) this morning during an investigation into illegal gambling devices inside an Emporia convenience store.
EPD officers and KRGC enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the BP located at 2102 W. 6th Ave. Five illegal gaming machines along with an ATM and cash were seized from the business. The investigation began several weeks ago, after EPD received information about the gambling devices.
Kansas law, K.S.A. 21-6403(e)(1)(B) defines a “gambling device” as a machine that is “designed, manufactured or altered primarily for use in connection with gambling…(i) [w]hich when operated may deliver, as the result of chance, any money or property; or (ii) by the operation of which a person may become entitled to receive, as the result of chance, any money or property….”
More information about Kansas gambling can be found on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission website at https://www.krgc.ks.gov/
No arrests have been made in connection with this investigation at this time. The investigation is on-going.
Capt. Lisa Hayes