Time to Play Hold ‘em

February 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

I never saw the problem with a bunch of friends getting together to enjoy a game of cards and football. I can buy cards anywhere across the state and play games with my kids that are pure chance. Besides the fact that is against the law, if money is exchanged, what is the big issue?

I mean, we have cops breaking up friends playing a friendly game of Hold ‘em when people are endangering lives drinking and driving.  We have multiple unsolved crimes on the books and more worrisome to the state, tax evasion. Yet we will send in 20 cops and spend 12 months planning on taking down a group of friends playing cards.

Today, in Mount Pleasant, “Municipal Judge Larry Duffy wrote today that there is ‘overwhelming’ evidence that the card game is one of skill, not chance.”

This is a big win for individuals who enjoy playing Texas Hold ‘em, but there is still plenty of work to protect those individuals and their rights in their homes.

Speaking of which, now that I have probably put a huge target on my back, is anyone willing to provide legal counciling pro bono?