Posts Tagged ‘Austin’

Another Another Austin Raid

by , Feb 13, 2007 | 1:52 pm

A poker-gamer in central Texas (not Lavigne or Austin Pete) informs us about another shakedown in A-town, Sunday night (!) … Cops reportedly shut down (temporarily?) a rather large, long-standing game that is somehow connected to a host who may or may not be going through an divorce with a low-ranking civilian employee for the APD.

Now granted, below is just one player’s word passed to another, but still … apparently we’ve got fissures in the Austin underground semi-related to overabundant junk mail, turf wars, and marital tilt … uh-huh … sounds like everything should smooth over nice and fine for everyone, no problem. Go poker!

The game has been running for about 3 years now. From what I understand 2 weeks ago they decided to have a larger than normal Tournament. They decided to advertise this by placing flyer ads up all over the area they are locate (dumbass move #1!) The ad was found by the President of the Home owners Assoc. for the neighborhood… who also happens to be a bible thumping wrath of god type (dumbass move #2!). The HOA sent a letter to the Game and told them to basically get out or they would run them out. with a LARGE tournament in the works they got the bright idea to move the game to a Hotel in the area. Well the Hotel they moved it to is the same Hotel that another LARGE monthly tournament is held at and when the guys running that game got word they flipped monkey balls and called the Hotel and told them what they were doing was ILLEGAL!!! The Hotel says thanks to the Tattle Tells and oh by the way dont ever come back you never told us this was illegal what YOU were doing and we dont want your business! Now 2 large tournaments are homeless.

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Another Austin Raid

by , Feb 12, 2007 | 1:54 pm

So seriously … are the cops cracking down, or just doing some intensive research? A “home game” got raided in Austin on February 2. Lemme guess … “Operation Groundhog”?