Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So much for Underground Poker

I was actually planning on playing some underground games too, so much for that idea.

Police smoke out gambling dens in industrial malls, charge unlucky 7Aug 29, 2007 04:30 AM
Curtis Rush
Staff Reporter

Police have charged seven people with running illegal gambling houses as a result of a series of raids in Mississauga.

Culminating an investigation begun in December, the OPP's illegal gambling unit and Peel Region police busted two operations on Sunday and one on Monday, following a July 21 raid at another location.

The illicit gaming houses, set up independently in industrial malls, were charging people fees to play Texas hold 'em poker and other games of chance, according to Det. Staff Sgt. Clint Hunter.

The search warrants were executed at Topflight Poker Club at 125 Topflight Dr.; Pockets at unit 10, 6160 Netherhart Rd.; No Limit Club at unit 8, 5500 Tomken Rd.; and Hollywood, at unit 5, 2408 Haines Rd.

The raids also netted a total of 76 players at the locations, but after being interviewed by police, they were released without being charged.

Police noted that the raids did not turn up any drugs or weapons on the premises.

The OPP anti-gambling unit is part of its organized crime section, which along with Peel, is operated in partnership with police services in Toronto, London, York, Windsor and Ottawa.

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