Police, Poker and Politicians in Dallas
Unfortunately the Dallas Police raided one of the better poker rooms here in Big D recently.
The room was pretty well managed with a decent following. Recently one of our classless and poorly produced local media news teams did a COVERT report on poker rooms in Dallas.
They had their belt cameras, the lapel cameras, the camera pens, etc. Big production with very little substance, but it did what I assumed it would.
The bible thumpers and soccer moms went to city hall to chastize the worst city counsel and mayor in the United States to "PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN".
Little children are being snatched up by dirty predators, stores and banks being robbed, meth labs, arson, not to mention the TERRORIST problem. The Dallas police department is the worst paid, over-worked, poorly funded, unsupported, and over extended law enforcment agency in North Texas
They have so many issues with racism in the ranks, bad leadership, inept city government, and crime that these morons that forced the Kings and Queens of rediculousness to stress importance on Vice and Swat teams to go after the poker rooms (some of which have been in operation before Doyle was a celebrity) don't realize that they are a bigger head ache for this city than poker players.
The better rooms are now shutting down. This creates the roving poker room. The roving poker room creates the gangster hit, violent crime, and many other social issues this soapbox would take an hours to voice.
Ofcourse there is a group in Houston working in vain to get poker legalized in Texas, but I have a better shot a being the cream filling of an oreo cookie sandwich with the Coors Light Twins than they have of getting their measure looked at.
For the local the only safe game for live poker is the chump games with your friends, the 4 hr trips to Shreveport,LA or the Indian Casinos
in Oklahoma which are closer but have crap entertainment,crap game selection, and 3-2 beer. The police in Oklahoma love the Ticket. They right them with joy like the super nerd doing a thesis on who's a better captain Kirk or Picard.
Oh man what can ay do.