Practical Gambling Investigation Techniques is an invaluable, one-of-a-kind guide to investigating illegal gambling activities. The book covers the entire sequence of events involved in a gambling investigation from the receipt of a complaint to the preparation for trial. It discusses how to use role camouflage and develop a cover story, how to choose a raid team and assign duties, and how to conduct a search. It also addresses what you need to consider when developing probable cause. The components of a search warrant are examined along with the procedures that should be followed when it is served. The book also offers tips for preparing your case for court. Techniques are presented as step by step procedures, and cases are used to illustrate the concepts covered. Practical Gambling Investigation Techniques is ideal for anyone involved in the enforcement of gambling laws, including local and state police, the FBI, and the Treasury Department.
Introduction/Overview of Illegal Gambling. Getting Permission to Investigate the Sports Bookmaking Case. Phase 1: Conducting an In-Depth Background Check. Investigation Examples. Phase 2: Infiltrating Sports Bookmaking Operations. Phase 3: Developing Probable Cause. Phase 4: Preparing for the Raid. Phase 5: Serving the Search Warrant (The Raid). Phase 6: Preparing for Court. Another Gambling Interest: Poker Machines. Appendix: Case Studies. Bibliography. Index.