A tournament that didn’t get busted

by , Jun 25, 2006 | 4:28 am

Aces was hardly the only action in town on Saturday. Apparently, there was a big charity tourney in Garland that went off without a hitch. The “Annual All-In for the Kids Texas Hold’em Tournament” … or something close to that … at the Hella Shriners Temple … benefitting the Shriners “peace officer unit.”(?) Game supposedly featured a cash donation for chips and cash payouts — clearly making it legally questionable, no matter how much money it raised for a good cause.

Invites reportedly went out to a crew of Dallas County cops, deputies, lawyers, DAs, judges, and a few proprietors of underground poker rooms.

(Dudes, next time you gotta get Pokerati at your event! It will be great!)

No word on whether or not the winner of the Shriners/Sherriffs tourney made it to Aces in time for the big raid.

One Comment to “A tournament that didn’t get busted”

  1. Phelps

    Yup, played in that one last year. (Simply because I work in law and thought I might see someone there. I’m not a poker player generally.) Sponsered by the local LEO union, $100 buy in, cash prize based on number of participants.