When did US police become the security arm of the casinos?

January 17, 2008

The American war on poker continues as another tournament is busted by cops (guns drawn!).

The dirtiest aspect of the whole affair is the cheating allegation (as if they would know one way or the other). It’s obviously another intimidation tactic; putting a stink on the game so that the regular players will not relish coming back and will presumably head off somewhere State-approved to do their poker-playing.

And if you don’t feel sick yet, how do you like these apples? “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.”

(via Boing Boing)

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