Illegal Quarter-Machine Games Removed

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

An investigation which began with an illegal gaming machine removed from a Bellevue business has led to 11 more of the machines removed and the distributor arrested.

Tuesday, the Nebraska State Patrol received information that the distributor of the "coin-pusher" games was in town picking up his machines. Investigators found the man, 37-year-old Bradley Branaman, of Topeka, loading one of the machines into a rental truck.

He was also seen collecting money from another business, before driving the rental truck to a west Omaha home.

At the home, investigators searched Branaman's rental truck, and found ten games inside. The 11th game, was removed from the garage.

Along with the machines, investigators also found gaming records and $3,700 in quarters. Branaman was taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Gambling Device, Possession of Gambling Records and Promoting Gambling.

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