98-Year-Old Woman, 40 Other Seniors Charged in Poker Raid

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Nagesh Rath
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A 98-year-old woman and 40 other female senior citizens have been charged in Cyprus after a raid on their weekly poker party.  (woman shown in photo is not individual charged)


The women had gathered at a home in November 2009 for a four-hour simplified poker-and-bridge afternoon over sandwiches and pastries when police arrived, she said Thursday.

"They were playing with only very small sums of money, just to make it interesting," Diakantoni said. "It's silly for police to concern themselves with such trivial games when there are more serious things they should pursue."

Some of the women attempted to flee during the raid, saying they were frightened. 

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com