December 20, 2004
Poker tournaments still illegal

Poker tournament busted in Texas City at a nightclub owned by former Texas City Mayoral candidate Frank Skaggs.

Texas City police received a tip about the "Texas Hold 'Em" tournament planned for Dec. 5 at Shenanigans. They broke it up and arrested Skaggs, 71, and club manager Milessa Hill, 36, charging both with operating a gambling establishment.

Sgt. Brian Goetschius said the tournament was illegal because it was held in a public place. He said Skaggs charged participants a $20 entry fee, which was to go toward the winnings.

I could have told you that was a bad idea, Frank.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 20, 2004 to Legal matters | TrackBack