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    This is especially LOL for clubs that have “Poker Club” in their name.
    I drive by Freerolls Poker Club almost every day and wonder when it will get busted. Here is their new schtick to try and stay open...security fee....$15 an hour...haha

    Per the site:
    Our only fees (other than the $10 annual membership processing fee) are for the security controls, devices and protocols we have in place to give patrons a secure environment to relax in. We define the Security Access Fee as the following: 1. Presence of and access to professional security personnel. 2. Security cameras and recording devices. 3. Vehicle escort services. 4. Security locks and devices on all entry points. 5. Environment control and conditioning systems. As a member, one will be required to sign a disclaimer notice that advises the Security Access Fee is not being paid only the services above and not any of the activities or services that may be provided in the club.
    Club Entry Processing Fee: $10
    Security Access Hourly Rate: $15
    Where did you find that info? That’s good.

    Trent Daniel, one of the owners, is already a Felon, so this doesn’t surprise me.

    He’s already lost so much money for his investors it isn’t funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AhoosierA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texter View Post

    I drive by Freerolls Poker Club almost every day and wonder when it will get busted. Here is their new schtick to try and stay open...security fee....$15 an hour...haha

    Per the site:
    Our only fees (other than the $10 annual membership processing fee) are for the security controls, devices and protocols we have in place to give patrons a secure environment to relax in. We define the Security Access Fee as the following: 1. Presence of and access to professional security personnel. 2. Security cameras and recording devices. 3. Vehicle escort services. 4. Security locks and devices on all entry points. 5. Environment control and conditioning systems. As a member, one will be required to sign a disclaimer notice that advises the Security Access Fee is not being paid only the services above and not any of the activities or services that may be provided in the club.
    Club Entry Processing Fee: $10
    Security Access Hourly Rate: $15
    Where did you find that info? That’s good.

    Trent Daniel, one of the owners, is already a Felon, so this doesn’t surprise me.

    He’s already lost so much money for his investors it isn’t funny.
    https://freerollspokerclubs.com/membership/

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    These new ways to find loopholes in the law are LOL.

    If authorities want to bust them for running an illegal card room, they will.

    Calling it a "security fee" isn't going to change anything.

    This is as useless as the disclaimer on hookers' websites where they claim you're only paying for "time spent together", and that anything sexual that happens is simply a voluntary action between two consenting adults. Yeah, like that would fly in court.

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    These new ways to find loopholes in the law are LOL.

    If authorities want to bust them for running an illegal card room, they will.

    Calling it a "security fee" isn't going to change anything.

    This is as useless as the disclaimer on hookers' websites where they claim you're only paying for "time spent together", and that anything sexual that happens is simply a voluntary action between two consenting adults. Yeah, like that would fly in court.
    When the prosecuter has to get 12 people to agree that what you are doing was illegal and should be prosecuted, these details actually do make a difference,
    Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him.

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    Well well well. All criminal charges dropped per report by Hailey Hintze. Seems a staffer in the DAs office essentially solicited a monster bribe from both clubs to get them “legal”.

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    Yeah that's a really interesting story.

    The question is if the two raids were related to those bribes (that is, were the raided because they didn't pay enough in bribes), or was the guy arranging the bribes just a scammer who really had little influence?

    In any case, for sure the bribes tainted the entire case, and it had to be dropped.

    Now the guy who solicited the bribes is being investigated by the FBI, and the clubs are off the hook. Amazing.

    I do like how Haley made reference to the similar situation with Harry Reid taking a $1 million bribe in order to help legalize online poker. That's rarely discussed, and when I bring it up to people as evidence of how corrupt Reid was, they think I'm repeating dumb conspiracy stuff, but it seriously looks like it really happened.

     
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    Interesting article in the New Yorker, regarding these two clubs (Post Oak and Prime Social).

    Lots of backstory to both this story and the clubs themselves.

    https://www.newyorker.com/sports/spo...mi-legal-poker

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