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Illegal Gambling Machines, Cash Seized in Selbyville Raid

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Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agents say they discovered these two electronic gambling machines mounted to a wall available for patron use. (Photo: DATE) Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agents say they discovered these two electronic gambling machines mounted to a wall available for patron use. (Photo: DATE)
Some of the items and cash seized in December's gambling raid. (Photo: DATE) Some of the items and cash seized in December's gambling raid. (Photo: DATE)

SELYBVILLE, Del.- The Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement says a raid on a Selbyville restaurant has led to the manager's arrest for operating an illegal gambling establishment.

Declan S. McNamee, 32, of Selbyville, was charged Tuesday with second-degree advanced gambling, possession of a gambling device, concerned in interest in keeping a gambling device and providing a premise for gambling.

McNamaee's arrest stemmed from a complaint DATE received alleging illegal gambling at the business he managed, Slainte Restaurant & Pub, located at 31225 Americana Parkway. After receiving the complaint, DATE agents launched an undercover investigation of business. 

DATE said agents discovered two electronic gambling machines mounted to a wall available for patron use. The investigation revealed that the gambling machines were only turned on for certain customers, officials said. DATE said that agents also witnessed wagers being placed on football games with playing cards and a payout of cash to a patron. 

On Dec. 23, DATE agents raided the business and seized bank envelopes of cash alleged to contain recent payout slips from the gambling machines. Authorities said the agents also seized two gambling machines, several decks of cards, poker table tops, poker chips, various paper records and $805 in cash. 

Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, McNamee was released to his attorney. he The investigation is ongoing and agents anticipate additional arrests.

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