There is a growing concern about gambling machines popping up across Middle Georgia.
Tuesday night, Bibb County District Attorney, Greg Winters, spoke to Macon's Community Resources and Development Committee about these concerns.
Winters says more and more gambling machines are popping up in convenient stores across middle
Gamblers are abusing state regulations on how much money they can win from these machines and Winters says the Illegal gambling hurts the local economy and causes crime to go up in our area.
"It's just an illegal activity which leads to others. We have vast sums of money that are being exchanged illegally, with people walking out on the streets which lead to possible robberies, drug activity, and just other criminal activity that arises out of that," said Winters.
Winters says he is working with the Bibb County Sheriff's office on a plan to slow down illegal gambling.