Gambling case hearing

Marietta- The Supreme court of Georgia will hear the operation of various machines of video games in Cobb constitute for illegal gambling today.

This case includes the operation in different location in the county for 13 machines of video games like Peachy Queen and Nuggets of Gold. These were put to hold in the year 2002 and 2003 by the governing authorities as it was considered the illegal gambling machines.

It was complained by the parents of the children to the Cobb District of Attorney that their children were spending all their money on playing the games in the machine.

It was in the year 2001 that Georgia has declared the games of chance like Blackjack, Poker, Keno or any other card games as illegal and asked that all these machines should be removed till 1st of July, 2002. To this the owner of such businesses argued that these machines were not illegal.

According to the State law any of the slot machines can be considered as illegal and the coin operated games are allowed till these machines offer free replays and the points and tokens which can be exchanged for non-cash rewards which is worth not more than 5 USD.

But later in the year 2006 the Cobb Superior court judge James Bodiford passed 77 pages order and said that four machines out of 13 to be illegal and rest as legal. To this the District of Attorney office appealed for this decision of the Bodiford to state Court of Appeals wherein they said that all the machines were illegal.