Sheriff’s office seizes 41 gambling machines in illegal gambling bust

Angelica Moreno, left, and Hilaria Cornejo. (Travis County Sheriff's Office)
Angelica Moreno, left, and Hilaria Cornejo. (Travis County Sheriff's Office)

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office seized 41 eight-Liner gambling machines and busted two people who they said are responsible for running an illegal gambling operation out of a home in Del Valle.

Police said that after following information from a confidential informant, they located the illegal operation on Thursday. They said when they arrived at the home, they interviewed 21 people and two employees — 46-year-old Hilaria Moreno Cornejo and 35-year-old Angelica Isabel Moreno-Sepulveda.

According to an arrest affidavit, the women managed the front door, sign-in sheets and paying out credits and winnings.

Police said while searching the home they found Eight-Liner gambling machines containing an unknown amount of money.

While casino gaming in Texas is illegal, owning and operating an Eight-Liner is not illegal.

Police charged both women with Gambling Promotion, a Class A Misdemeanor.

As of Saturday, Moreno-Sepulveda was still in Travis County Jail and Cornejo was not, according to online jail records. 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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