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Topless Poker Bust Takes Center Stage

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jan/20/2010

What happened at a Michigan Ramada Inn the other night might otherwise have gone down as "just another illegal poker game bust".  But this one is getting plenty more attention.  It was not your ordinary every day poker game raid....this one featured a unique twist.

The Grand Rapids Poker Club advertised an evening of food, drinks, poker and topless dealers on Craiglist for interested parties.

"That's how it came on our radar screen, they were so open about it," said Lt. Schram of the Michigan State Police.

Open in more ways than one perhaps.

Arrested were 20 individuals in attendance. 

The bust took place on January 16th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on 28th Street in Kentwood. Police say that an undercover agent from the Bureau of State Lottery, Charitable Gaming Division had attended two previous illegal poker tournaments at the same location in November and December of 2009.

Most of the arrests will result in 90 day misdemeanors. 

Ace King, Gambling911.com         

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