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Hundred Reported After Illegal Poker Raid

9 June 2005

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia Courier Mail: "About 100 people, including some from interstate, have been reported after police raided an illegal poker tournament in Adelaide.

"Police said gamblers appeared stunned when about 30 officers descended on the inner-city clubrooms to break up the sophisticated operation about 9.45 pm (CST) yesterday.

"…The offences carry penalties ranging from fines to a jail term.

"Police also seized a large quantity of cash, poker chips and other gambling paraphernalia.

"Senior Sergeant Wayne Overmeyer said the poker tournament had been planned to last for up to five days and had been widely advertised through flyers and on the internet…"

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