INTERNET GAMBLING OPERATOR ARRESTED IN FLORIDA
Sting operation results in arrest of 40 year old
Police detectives in Tampa, Florida have reported the arrest this week of an Apollo Beach resident for illegal Internet gambling activity at his business address in Sun City Boulevard.
Jon P. Monson (40) was charged with the third degree felony of running an illegal gambling operation and the first degree misdemeanour of holding gambling equipment in the Sun City Centre after detectives alleged that people were entered his business to gamble on the Internet, receiving payouts on internet poker, slots and keno.
Patrons exchanged cash for magnetic cards at Monson's business and slid the cards through a reader to start gaming sessions and place bets, Detective Heinz Bachmann wrote in a report. Winners were given cash payouts by the business.
Bachmann wrote that he played the games between February 17 and April 8 and received cash payouts from Monson when he won.
The accused was released from Orient Road Jail after posting $2 500 bail.