Thursday, February 09, 2006

Something To Talk About

When I checked back at the Meetup.com message boards, there was still no discussion of the Conti's Hold'Em bust, so I started one, complete with links to the story on 10tv.com and my original post. Hopefully, this'll start some ripples in the online Columbus poker community.
Oddly enough, I did come across a thread about the raid on a Yahoo group called Virtual Society, a singles group to which I admit with some embarassment that I belong. Apparently, the members of this group have had some bad experience with Conti's Pub & Club and some seem to feel the owner's getting what he deserves. I can't say. I'd never been there--though if I'd known they were playin' Hold' Em, I might've dropped in. Anyway, I'll link you to Virtual Society, but you have to be a member to see the message boards.
One other thing I'm wondering about. According to the 10tv story:


"There's a little known law in Columbus that prohibits bars and restaurants that serve alcohol from allowing patrons or employees from playing games of chance on the premises."
So, is not merely "gambling", by which I mean the actual wagering of US cash money on the outcome, but the game of poker itself which is prohibited by the statute?
I'm running out of time, but I'll have more on this soon.

1 comment:

thebigcurve said...

You know, some folks are trying to prove that hold em poker is a game of skill.
We shall see what the city attorney does about that.
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