Man, 66, arrested for possessing 20 illegal Pot-O-Gold video gambling devices

akflanagan@thestate.comNovember 29, 2013 

— Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 66-year-old man Tuesday who they say had 20 Pot-O-Gold video poker devices in a mobile home used as a storage building on his property.

David Lee Chase of Greenwood Drive near West Columbia was charged with three counts of unlawfully possessing a gambling device.

Deputies say on Nov. 27 they received a call about a break-in at the mobile home where the devices were found. Officers said Chase told them a man opened the front door of the mobile home and then ran away.

Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators investigated and found 20 Pot-O-Gold video poker devices and one Suzo Happ Power Pro fan motor for a video poker device.

Deputies say Chase told them the machines had been used in bars that Chase used to own in South Carolina and Georgia.

Sheriff Metts said a Lexington County magistrate determined all 20 devices were illegal video gambling devices, and chase was taken into custody.

Chase has since been released from the county Detention Center after posting $7,500 bail.

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