Wednesday, March 09, 2005

More Trouble for NC Poker Promoter

From the Hickory Record 3/9/05:
Hickory -- A poker tournament business police busted last week was dealt another bad hand Tuesday.Authorities seized three electronic poker machines from Holdum Foldum on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard, SE. Christopher Dietz, who owns the business, was charged Thursday with operating a gambling business.Investigator Bryan Adams of the Hickory Police Department said the machines weren’t properly registered with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The machines each have a yellow registration sticker, but were not registered at Holdum Foldum, Adams said.Investigators believe the business gave payouts on the machines. Players who won got tickets redeemable for food items or discounts, Adams said.Charges - which will be misdemeanors - are forthcoming, Adams said.Adams said his department received numerous complaints about an illegal gambling operation before investigators conducted a search warrant last week.

1 comment:

Josh Bathe said...

Hey man do you know how I can find any local bar tournaments in Hickory NC? Do you know of any?