BCSO: Woman arrested in illegal 8-liner gambling operation in South Bexar County

Tammy Tankersley, another woman, were in charge of gambling operation, BCSO says

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator, Patty Santos - Reporter, Adrian Garcia - Digital Journalist, Joe Herrera - Photojournalist

SAN ANTONIO - A late Saturday night raid in South Bexar County led to the arrest of a 48-year-old woman who helped run an illegal 8-liner video gambling operation, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

The operation, which has been known to BCSO for about three years, was located in the 19600 block of FM 1937, not far from U.S. Highway 281 and Loop 1604.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said Tammy Rae Tankersley is one of two women in charge of running the operation. Tankersley is facing charges of gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place, possession of a gambling device and possession of a controlled substance. 

It is unclear if deputies have arrested the second woman in connection with the gambling operation.

About two dozen people were inside the facility when deputies arrived, Salazar said.

Salazar said undercover deputies had been watching the location in recent months and were tipped off about the operation by neighbors.

The Bexar County fire marshal noted there were several violations dealing with the maximum occupancy of the facility.

During operations, deputies reported that cars would be lined up outside along the highway.

An investigation is ongoing into who else is responsible for running the operation.

Online records show Tankersley was previously arrested in March 2018 on a similar charge of keeping a gambling place, but the case was later dismissed due to further investigation.

Tankersley has been released from custody after posting $13,000 bail, according to online records.

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