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He located many of his dice rooms in downtown hotels, because downtown Dallas was a thriving, crowded place, day and night. Movie theaters lined Elm Street: the Rialto, the Capitol, the Majestic.
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Others, such as those in Plano and Dallas cited by several news outlets, have been shut down. Mired in Gray Area Essentially, the issue appears to come down to how local politicians and law.
The card rooms that are popping up in Texas are private clubs that provide rake-free poker games, as well as bridge, backgammon, chess, and beyond. Instead of a rake, which would make the game illegal per the Texas Penal Code cited above, the clubs charge membership fees, and in some cases seat rentals. The latter seems to be pushing the legality envelope even further.
New cardroom rules proposed by the California Bureau of Gambling Control last week have venues like the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens (l.) complaining they will be forced to close if the rules are enforced. The California Nations Indian Gaming Association disputes those dire consequences, saying the new regulations merely reinforce already existing laws that weren’t enforced.
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