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Is Your Home Poker Match Illegal?

By Chuckmonster on Saturday, 19th March 2005 9:22pm
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About 200 poker players are expected to compete Sunday night in a Texas Hold'em tournament at the Action Cafe and Billiards hall in Hazelwood.

If that tournament were across the Mississippi River in Illinois, those 200 players would be subject to arrest.

Last weekend, 21 players, 10 of them from Missouri, were arrested at a Hold'em tournament at the Prairies Golf Course in Cahokia.

Poker's explosion in popularity has players, and sometimes authorities, confused about its legal implications.

A whole new crowd is playing the game, often without realizing they are breaking the law. And the law varies greatly from Missouri to Illinois, where different rules govern games played for charity in church basements and amateur tournaments in taverns.

While it's not likely that authorities will barge in on a friendly game at a private residence, the laws apply there, too.



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