re: Poker & Home Game Busted
I didn't bother reading the filler posts in between your original post and this.
If there was a rake taken: The game was illegal.
Homegame, in a private poker club or in a back alley, plus a rake = illegal.
What will happen to you?
Nothing, provided you were not the owner of the house, or employed as a dealer. You will go to court, and fight the charge, and it will be dropped.
Worst case scenario is you will have to pay a small fine. I would bet big on charges dropped.
OK: Now I read a bit more.
For the person who said that since there was no money in sight, they are wrong. Chips "COUNT" as money.
The fact that this was a $60 tournament, means 1 of 2 things.
1)The police department in your town have successfully eliminated all crime except jaywalking in your town.
2)This person runs this "home"game very frequently.
This "home"game, is actually a poker"club" run out of his "home".
I would bet heavy on option 2.