A Florida man was arrested earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of operating a gambling house on North Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview.

Florida Man Arrested Running Illegal Gambling House Making Payouts With CashApp

A Florida man was arrested earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of operating a gambling house on North Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview.

A Florida man was arrested earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of operating a gambling house on North Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say 56-year-old Lin Zhuo habitually kept and permitted a gaming room and slot machines at The Lucky Pearl Internet Cafe.

During the undercover investigation, an employee told him there were internet slots people could play, along with stand-alone machines which accept cash, win real money, and can cash out on-site or use CashApp.

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Investigators say records reveal from November 11, 2020, to November 12, 2021, there were approximately 23,413 transactions paid to The Lucky Pearl totaling $758,905 via CashApp by persons believed to be customers.

During that same approximate time frame, $13,072 was paid out to customers via CashApp, with a majority of the comments citing “winnings”.

The Florida Gaming Control Commission says the business is not a legitimate and sanctioned gambling facility and having computerized slot machines in a business outside a sanctioned facility is a violation of the law.

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