(GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.) — Police have arrested six women and seized 10 gambling machines in connection with an alleged all-female gambling league that was reportedly operating in a quiet residential neighborhood in Gwinnett County, Ga.
Police said they received an anonymous tip from a person who was upset about his spouse gambling too much at a home on Michaels Circle in Duluth, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported.
They busted the home and discovered it was essentially a “social club for women,” complete with four gambling machines and $15,000 in cash, according to WSB-TV.
Neighbors told WSB-TV that they’d had no idea an alleged gambling league was operating in their midst, though they did see cars come and go from the home “day and night.” Sometimes as many as 10 cars and even limousines would swing by, carrying groups of “older ladies.”
“It seemed this was a woman’s-only organization,” Cpl. Jake Smith of the Gwinnett County Police Department told WSB-TV. “Men would come, but they were not permitted to gamble.”
The police department arrested Mi Hui Yi, the woman who ran the alleged gambling operation, and from her learned of a second home around the corner on Old Norcross Road. When police raided it, they found women in the process of gambling, and several of them fled through the back of the house, Smith said.
Police arrested five more women there and seized more cash and six additional gambling machines. The six women have been booked into jail in Gwinnett County on multiple gambling-related charges, Smith said.
Gwinnett County police did not respond to ABC News calls for comment on the case.
Police are not yet sure whether there are more locations involved in the alleged gambling operations.
“That just goes to show you, you don’t know what’s going on right next door,” Smith told WSB-TV.
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