A business in Branson West was raided today after tips from the public alerted police to alleged illegal gaming going inside the business.
A search warrant was served today (11-30-10) at Fast Freddie's Phillips 66 at 17993 Business 13 in Branson West after undercover officers confirmed the alleged illegal gambling machines were operable.
Authorities seized five video gambling machines, paperwork and money associated with those machines.
Branson West police chief Doug Rader says patrons would put money into the machine and redeem tickets for merchandise inside the store. Rader says the illegal gambling operation has been going on for at least two months.
The raid was conducted by Branson West police, the Stone County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Comet Drug Task Force.
No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.