West Odessans Say Game Room Raids Lead To A New Game Rooms Opening

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The Ector County Sheriff’s Office seized $91,000 after raiding a West Odessa game room.

The raid was one of two conducted by Deputies at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night, the game room located at 7802 W. University Blvd., and at a residence in the 4400 block of Village Way, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies also confiscated motherboard used for gambling.

But their findings have locals like West Odessa resident  Bea Vaca confused.

She’s the manager at the Country Cafe next door to the game room, she says she doesn’t expect  the empty parking lot to stay empty too long because this isn’t the first game room raid to happen at the exact same building.

“If they really wanted them to shut down then they would just get all of them, same whack, if you’re going to shut one down shut them all down.”

She says the game room was one of the busiest in the city, but after it was shut down most of the patrons went next door to the neighboring game room named the New game Room.

“A few of them will be very busy but one always has the most business and right now that one was the hottest one to go to.”

Officials with the Sheriff’s Office say after two women were arrested in connection with the raid and charged with gambling promotion there are more arrests are pending.

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