Texas Card House to Open First Legal Poker Room in Dallas.
Dallas gets its first official poker room, with the blessing of the city council The Texas Card House will actually have two rooms, with another in the Sam Moon shopping center on Harry Hines Blvd.
Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World. She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.
He located many of his dice rooms in downtown hotels, because downtown Dallas was a thriving, crowded place, day and night. Movie theaters lined Elm Street: the Rialto, the Capitol, the Majestic.
Two Houston poker rooms, the Prime Scial Club and Post Oak Poker Club, were raided by Houston Police on Wednesday afternoon with nine owners and managers arrested. In a statement, District Attorney Kim Ogg said that “poker rooms are illegal in Texas.” The nine arrested on Wednesday were booked on charges of money laundering as well as organized criminal activity.
New cardroom rules proposed by the California Bureau of Gambling Control last week have venues like the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens (l.) complaining they will be forced to close if the rules are enforced. The California Nations Indian Gaming Association disputes those dire consequences, saying the new regulations merely reinforce already existing laws that weren’t enforced.
The state is in a legal fight to try and shut down one of the two Texas casinos, Naskila Gaming, but it has not been successful and the casino is still open. However, be sure to call the casino ahead of time if planning a trip there. The minimum age for gambling on a casino boat is 18. The minimum gambling age for Indian Casinos is 21.
The new rules force game rooms with six or more video poker machines or 8-liners to register, pay a fee, close overnight, post a game room sign and prohibit any sort of private membership.