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Pennsylvania Arcade Owner Charged Over Teaching Teenagers How To Play Poker

Couple Accused Of Illegal Gambling, 'Corruption Of Minors'

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An arcade and billiards hall is in hot water with Pennsylvania police for allegedly hosting poker games and teaching local youth as young as 14 years old the game.

According to a report from The Sentinel, the owners of Sharky’s Arcade in McClure are accused of conspiracy to allow gambling, allowing gambling, allowing gambling on premises and corruption of minors.

Robert Henry, 37, and Amanda Henry, 36, are set to appear in court Oct. 10 for a preliminary hearing. Authorities became aware of the alleged poker games, which police say were played for money, back in July. It’s not clear how much money was allegedly at stake.

Court documents said that several minors admitted to police that they played and learn poker at the games parlor. Both defendants were charged in late August.

Magisterial District Judge Lori Hackenberg is presiding over the case.