Cape Gazette

Gambling charges following Selbyville raid

By Melissa Steele | Jan 10, 2013
Source: Department of Safety and Homeland Security Declan S. McNamee

A Selbyville man faces charges Jan. 8 after agents investigating a Selbyville restaurant discovered an illegal gambling operation.

Agents with the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement received a complaint in December about illegal gambling at Slainte Restaurant & Pub on Americana Parkway, said Kimberly Chandler, spokeswoman for Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Agents discovered two electronic gambling machines mounted to the wall at the restaurant; the machines were turned on for certain customers, she said.

Agents also witnessed people placing football game wagers and saw one patron paid out in cash for his winnings, she said.

On Dec. 23, agents searched the restaurant seizing bank envelopes containing gambling machine pay-out slips, two gambling machines, several decks of cards, poker table tops, poker chips, $805 in cash and other records, Chandler said.

Restaurant manager Declan S. McNamee, 32, turned himself in and was charged with second-degree advanced gambling, possession of a gambling device, interest in keeping a gambling device and providing a premises for gambling. He was released on his own recognizance.

Chandler said more arrests are anticipated.


Wall-mounted gambling devices were played by select customers at Slainte Restaurant and Pub in Selbyville. (Source: Department of Safety and Homeland Security)
Agents seized cash and poker chips in December from Slainte Restaurant and Pub. (Source: Department of Safety and Homeland Security)
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