Underground Poker in Dallas

Great piece by Emily Ramshaw in the DMN today about the underground poker scene and the effort to end the prohibition of the game. What I like is it takes us from the Legislature all the way to the games themselves. This is the kind of far-ranging, shoe-leather reporting that we stand to lose if traditional newspapers go under.

Bonus: the fact the Bluenose Baptists were unable to muster any kind of cohesive argument against legalizing poker.

Comments

  1. Charch says:

    On a related note, did Dale Hansen really gamble at James McDaniel’s house? McDaniel is the guy who allegedly supplied drugs and killed SMU coed Erin Bosch.

    Gambling is one vice I’d prefer to keep illegal.

  2. Rawlins says:

    I sorta doubt that gambling leads to murder. Although I’ve wanted to kill more than one guy who delt me a bad hand when I had six figures on the table. (Barbi doll clones.)

  3. Tom says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, and I don’t want to sound too critical, but having a director named Suzii doesn’t do much for their credibility. In my mind, anyway.

  4. Tex says:

    Charch, why does it bother you if other adults choose to play a game of risk with their money? I can’t stand it when people impose their morals on others.

  5. I can semi-confirm that Dale Hansen did play at least once or twice in James McDaniel’s game. It wasn’t like a friendly dinner at his house though … just an “underground” poker room in a mid-rise. Almost everyone played with the guy at least once.

    ***This is the kind of far-ranging, shoe-leather reporting that we stand to lose if traditional newspapers go under.***

    You really believe that? You don’t think internet reporters, bloggers, etc. can do this sort of reporting?