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110 Establishments Inspected By State Alcohol and Gambling Agents

​An illegal football betting pool in an Austin establishment was one of several violations discovered during the three months of compliance checks by the Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED) and the Gambling Control Board.AGED.JPG

The annual joint effort is a way to educate establishments on liquor laws and illegal gambling. The random checks included 110 establishments in 12 cities around the state between September and November. No major violations were found in 97 percent of the establishments.

Three businesses were fined for violations that included:

  • Illegal gambling – VFW, Austin
    • An employee was conducting a football pool, taking bets on individual NFL games, and keeping a percentage of the total bets placed. 
  • Purchasing alcohol at a retail store for resale at the bar – Marshall establishment (case open)
  • Unregistered brand labels – Marshall establishment (case open) 

A complete list of cities and violations can be found here.

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