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March 01, 2005

State tells taverns to fold their poker tournaments

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission, in it's infinate wisdom, has decided to clamp down on bars/restaurants that hold Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments.

You can read the entire story here

"Gambling activities in places with a liquor license are illegal," said Barbara Subastian, deputy director of enforcement for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Now... the event was FREE to enter... the prizes were DONATED by local business'.... WHAT THE HELL is their problem?

The Cambridge Dictionary defines Gambling as: "to do something risky that might result in loss of money or failure, hoping to get money or achieve success"

Howvever..."The Liquor Control Commission defines gambling using three guidelines - chance, consideration and reward, Subastian said. "The random draw of cards is the element of chance," she said."

They are so bored with lack of work, that they need to stretch the intreptation of the law to this extereme??

Sometimes, you just have to scratch your head in wonder....

Posted by fatbill at March 1, 2005 10:24 AM

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