Beaumont, Port Arthur targeted in gambling raids

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Several homes and businesses have been raided in a crackdown on suspected illegal gambling in Southeast Texas. Police in Beaumont and Port Arthur were joined by the FBI in the raids Wednesday night. Officials say six locations in Beaumont were searched, along with one business in Port Arthur, in the investigation that began four months ago.

Investigators didn’t immediately say what type of gambling allegedly was involved. The raids included game rooms and gift shops. Authorities didn’t immediately announce any arrests. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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