RC Cafe closed for illegal gambling

RC Cafe  closed for illegal gamblingThe Ridgecrest Substation of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced that RC Cafe, located at 4051 Inyokern Rd., was recently shut down on charges relating to illegal gambling.

After receiving several tips from community members about suspicious activity at the establishment, deputies responded to the premises on Oct. 12, when they reportedly observed an illegal gambling operation.

Deputies seized 16 computers, two “fishing tables” (a coin-operated apparatus that skirts the line between legal and illegal gaming) and approximately $4,600 in cash.

Tanya Gianconelli and Ceara Broaker were issued citations for a violation of Penal Code Section 330a, which prohibits the operation or participation in illegal gambling.

Story First Published: 2018-10-26