Thursday, January 17, 2008

Small Stakes Poker Game Busted in CA

This may already be all over the poker blogosphere, but since I only read two blogs of said sphere and have seen it in neither, here it is.

From Reason Magazine...


"...If California is like most states (and I believe it is), a poker game is only illegal if the house is taking a rake off the top. In this case, it looks like that "rake" was the $5 the extra the hosts asked from each buy-in to pay for pizza and beer.

Police also took a 13-year-old girl out of the home, away from her parents, and turned her over to child protective services. In addition to the charge of running an illegal gambling operation, the hosts are also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Good thing the poor girl was saved before slouching toward an inevitable life of crime..."

... and a first-hand account here.

1 comment:

TheCuso said...

Hi im Alejandro and i have a flourish/xcm(xtreme card manipulation)/magic blog with some cool tutorials on false shuffles and cuts.

Im going to make a photography contest and im giving away 24 Wynn Casino Decks for the top 3.

At least one playing card must be in the picture.

Take a look at my blog and if you like i’lll be pleased to exchange links (if you like the idea send me an email to thecuso@gmail.com)

Thanks for reading this and i wish you luck in the contest!

Alejandro, aka TheCuso