Is Dee Anderson anti-poker? Or is it just election time?

by , Oct 7, 2006 | 10:19 pm

The operator of a Fort Worth 8-liner room, Pot of Gold, got sentenced Friday — two years probation and $2k in fines — for various gambling charges. The dude, Michael Long, still contends he did nothing wrong, and has a federal lawsuit pending against Tarrant County and Sheriff Dee Anderson contending as much … and says he plans to run for sheriff himself.

But scroll down to the bottom of the story … “Anderson, meanwhile, vows to keep cracking down on illegal gambling operations.” And:

By the numbers

Since 2003, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department has executed search warrants and made numerous arrests in its effort to crack down on illegal gambling.

30 number of search warrants executed

32 number of arrests

1,494 number of machines seized

$227,712 amount of money seized

$1,500 to $3,000 value of each eight-liner

SOURCE: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department

So what they are saying is that eight-liners are clearly gambling, and poker is not. Right? Awesome. Or be scared.

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