Jackson, Miss. A federal judge has rescheduled the trial for eight people indicted on charges of running illegal gambling operations in east Mississippi.
The defendants in the case had asked for a continuance, which was granted on Friday. The trial is now scheduled in U.S. District Court in Jackson in May.
Federal prosecutors said illegal gambling was taking place in Meridian at The Snack Shack, The Sports Connection, commonly referred to as "the Log Cabin," and The New Place.
Authorities said the defendants took wagers on college and professional sporting events and set up illegal gambling and gambling devices, such as illegal video poker machines.
The defendants have pleaded not guilty.