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100 Cops Raid Poker Club as Off-Duty Officers Play Cards

26 June 2006

SCOTLAND -- As reported by the Daily Record: "Scotland's only poker club was raided by 100 police officers as four off-duty cops played at the tables.

"The bust at The Cincinnati Club saw thousands of pounds and all the club's cards seized.

"Cops and officers from the Gambling Commission put individual hands of cards into bags to be used as possible evidence.

"...All the poker chips were counted and seized, leaving the club owners fuming.

"But no one was charged with any offence - and last night, players described the bust as 'farcical'..."

"...It's thought the police believed the club were acting illegally in taking a "rake" - a cut from each hand - during games. But top poker star Dave Colclough, a director of The Cincinnati Club, is confident no charges will be brought.

"He said: 'This is a waste of time for the police and a waste of taxpayers' money.'..."

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