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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Austin: Know When to Fold'em 

Know when to walk away, and know when to RUN.

Austin poker players might want to keep that last line in mind. Last night a home game in North Austin saw armed men in masks bust in and make off with a significant amount of cash.

Among the victims were two friends of mine. Neither were seriously hurt, but one was kicked in the head while lying face down on the floor, and the other had a gun put to the back of his head.

The sad thing is that it's not an isolated incident. I know of at least one other armed robbery of a home poker game in recent weeks, and for all I know there could have been more.

ESPN execs obviously aren't the only people looking to capitalize on the poker boom. Gamblers here in the Capitol City might want to think twice about playing in elaborate home tournaments and poker clubs.


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