Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Raids Wilmington Business Involved in Illegal Gambling

A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of running an illegal gambling operation at a Wilmington establishment was arrested following an undercover investigation.

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) launched its investigation after receiving a complaint of illegal gambling at Cheney’s I on the Pike located on Newport Gap Pike. During the investigation, DATE Agents identified four electronic gambling machines that were ready for play. The undercover agents placed money into these machines and won multiple credits which were later exchanged for cash. On August 23, DATE Agents raided the business seizing the four gambling machines and $2,181 in cash.

Gary Nattress, the owner, was arrested and charged with advanced gambling 2nd degree, possession of a gambling device, and providing a premises for gambling. He was arraigned at J.P. Court #10 and released on an unsecured bond.