- Mar 12, 2008
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I am wondering if anyone has ever been busted for taking a rake at a home poker game? If you use chips how the heck can they prove anything, I mean other than questioning other players or actually witnessing it I don't see any other way to prove it (I mix the chips in with the chips used for buyins and change just like at the casino, but I know where they are). I live in a small town and have ran a game for over a year and take $1 pot rake to pay for food, electricity, cards, chips, etc. etc. My players never want for anything, they have all they can eat, all the drinks they want (no alcohol unless they bring their own), and I play until the last one leaves. Someone has told a family member of mine that I am being watched by ATF, it is a small town and not sure whether to beleive it or ignore it and right it off as a rumor. I know the local police chief personally as a friend and have asked him if I need to "cool" it and he laughed at me and told me I was pretty much paranoid and that the least of his worries was a poker game, if the ATF was involved wouldn't he know? The players at my game have been playing together for several years and I don't see any of them turning on me as they don't have anywhere else to play like they have at my home poker game. The only thing I can figure is all the cars parked at my house 2 or 3 nights per week. I dunno, maybe I am just paranoid but I would sure like some input and thoughts from you guys.