Cops With 'Assault Rifles' Raid Low-Stakes Tavern Poker Game In North Carolina
State Continues Tradition Of Busting Card Games
Police with their weapons apparently drawn told poker players in a North Carolina gaming establishment to put their hands on their heads during a gathering on Thursday night.
News-Record.com reported that no patrons were charged, but authorities did serve a criminal summonses on the Greensboro business — Aces and Ales Tavern and Gaming.
“I would have thought we were armed robbers or murderers when they came in on us,”
one of the owners told the News-Record. “It was one of the scariest things I ever went through. All of a sudden, you’re looking at assault rifles and guns.”
Police raids on Texas hold’em poker games are not uncommon in the state, which views poker as a game of chance and thus gambling under the law.
North Carolina has historically been very strict on poker games, but this past summer did authorize its only casino to offer live table games. However, it would be a monopoly.
Photo of Aces and Ales Tavern and Gaming Room. Via Facebook.
|1||DraftKings: Week 4 NFL DFS Picks|
|2||'Teen Wolf' Actor Sues Casino Over Assault|
|3||Poker Strategy: Short Stack Preflop Play|
|4||PokerStars Snags New Jersey I-Gaming License|
|5||Crazy Gambling Stories From September|
|6||‘Coenaldinho7’ Wins 2015 WCOOP Main Event|
|7||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|8||NJ Lawmaker: PokerStars Licensing 'Long Overdue'|
|9||A Poker Life: Adam Friedman|
|10||CPPT: The Bike Results Events 5-8|
|1||Legendary Gambler Banned From Nevada Casinos|
|2||Italian Poker Pro DQ'd For Chip 'Prank'|
|3||Matt Smith Goes From Poker Pro To DFS Millionaire|
|4||Wynn Takes Hit After $258M Junket Heist|
|5||Man Says Casino Stole His Blackjack Winnings|
|6||Online Poker: Phil Ivey Having $400K Month|
|7||DraftKings: Week 1 NFL DFS Picks|
|8||WSOP Main Event Coverage Begins Tuesday On ESPN2|
|9||Online Poker: Phil Ivey Wins $447,000 In A Week|
|10||DraftKings: Week 4 NFL DFS Picks|