Nine Houston poker room owners and operators saw money laundering charges dropped because of a potential conflict of interest at the District Attorney’s office. News Poker News.
Houston, Texas authorities on Tuesday, May 1 raided two West Houston social clubs offering real-money poker games, according to local news reports and a press statement on the arrest issued by the Harris County (TX) District Attorney’s Office, which encompasses greater Houston. Officers conducted raids on Post Oak Poker Club and the Prime Social Poker Club, arresting nine owners or operators.The Post Oak Poker Club and the Prime Social Poker Room were both targeted by Houston Police Department and the Harris County DA’s Office as part of a 2-year investigation. District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the arrests and first-degree felony charges, explaining that players in the two clubs are not the target of the criminal probe.According to a recent article on US Poker, there are still 20 of the 65 Nevada poker rooms open in highly-trafficked areas of Las Vegas, and eight of them have 20 tables or more. The Venetian and Bellagio top the list with 37 tables each, with the Orleans close behind with 35 tables. The Wynn has 28, Aria 24, South Point and Green Valley Ranch with 22 each, and Red Rock with 20.
These poker games happen every night in Houston in at least nine poker rooms. The Post Oak Poker Club is in the heart of the city where they welcome players out in the open, 12 hours a day, seven.
Around 2 a.m., witnesses said the masked men waited for someone to leave the game, which was held inside an unmarked office park unit behind a shopping center. The gunmen burst in through the open.
The prosecutions of two Houston poker rooms collapsed Tuesday as Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg dismissed felony money laundering charges against nine defendants, citing a potential.
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The saga of the city of Houston and its poker clubs has to be one of the top stories of 2019. With arrests made and allegations of illegal money laundering, it seemed as if law enforcement had the.
KHOU estimated there are at least 19 poker rooms in Houston alone. All of them operate under the interpretation of the law that they are hosting private games and no rake is collected. Instead, the room operators profit by charging membership fees and benefiting from the sale of food and drinks. However, law enforcement officials can have varying interpretations of the law and shut down the.
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Two Houston poker rooms, the Prime Scial Club and Post Oak Poker Club, were raided by Houston Police on Wednesday afternoon with nine owners and managers arrested. In a statement, District Attorney Kim Ogg said that “poker rooms are illegal in Texas.” The nine arrested on Wednesday were booked on charges of money laundering as well as organized criminal activity.
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The card rooms that are popping up in Texas are private clubs that provide rake-free poker games, as well as bridge, backgammon, chess, and beyond. Instead of a rake, which would make the game illegal per the Texas Penal Code cited above, the clubs charge membership fees, and in some cases seat rentals. The latter seems to be pushing the legality envelope even further.
The funeral for Barron Glenn Boutte is today in Houston. He’s the 24-year-old shot and killed while attempting to rob a Houston underground poker room earlier this month. His shooter is not.
High rollers and gamblers, take note: The casino — which boasts 75 table games, a high-limit salon, a poker room, and 1,600 slot machines — will reopen on Monday, May 18.
Dallas gets its first official poker room, with the blessing of the city council The Texas Card House will actually have two rooms, with another in the Sam Moon shopping center on Harry Hines Blvd.