Price Enforcing Gambling Machine Law

Price is leading the way in enforcing a new Utah law that went into effect this week making possession of gambling machines against the law. There were more than a few eyes rolled and questions asked about the seizure, but as others will point out, the law is simply being enforced. The Carbon Metro Drug Task Force and Officers from the Price City Police Department served a search warrant at Castle Country Hobby Pawn and Laundromat where they seized 14 slot machines and 3 coin pusher machines. Price PD explain that technicalities in the former gambling law provided a loophole in the enforcement of Utah’s ‘no gambling’ law. Owners throughout the state were given notice of the new change and Price PD says this seizure culminated an investigation that spanned many months and addressed citizen complaints over the machines.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.