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11-21-2005, 12:03 PM
Authorities Crack Down on NYC Poker Clubs

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer
Mon Nov 21, 3:44 AM ET

NEW YORK - On a busy night at the New York Players Club in upper Manhattan, vice squad officers wearing bulletproof vests and raid jackets dealt the underground poker scene a losing hand.

The team entered unannounced at 11 p.m., detaining dealers, snatching up piles of cash and sending dozens of card players home with empty pockets. Downtown, another popular card club, Playstation, also was shuttered. In all, police arrested 39 employees and confiscated $100,000.

The raids on May 26 dubbed "Black Thursday" by one poker Web site and two more last month have sent a chill through the city's clandestine poker scene.

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11-21-2005, 01:22 PM
Odd article. As far as I can tell there is absolutely nothing new in it.

11-21-2005, 02:11 PM
What do you mean by 'nothing new in it'??

11-21-2005, 02:31 PM
What do you mean by 'nothing new in it'??

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I think this is an article about events from a few months ago, which were heavily publicized on these boards at the time. Seems like someone just wrote a bit on old neww; I have reread this thing a couple of times and don't see any mention of any police activity any where near the date of the article.