Are Poker Runs Illegal?

Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott recently stated that he feels that poker runs are a form of illegal gambling. Poker runs are very popul...

Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott recently stated that he feels that poker runs are a form of illegal gambling. Poker runs are very popular in Texas, as they are in many states. They are a fun way to raise money for a cause and add some character to a ride around town. Even many police groups in Texas regularly hold poker runs for fundraising purposes. Abbott's opinion stated that the poker run "would violate state gambling laws". Now many groups in Texas will have to eliminate the cards at each stop of their rides.

I wonder what impact this may have on other states. Other Attorney Generals may take note of this ruling and consider the fate of poker runs in their areas. Eliminating poker runs would be unfortunate in any state as they are great opportunities for fundraising.

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  1. Well I never thought about it until now, but I guess it IS a form of gambling. I pay my $10 entrance fee with the hope of winning the $500 pot. Sort of like the lottery. But isn't the lottery gambling? Oh wait. It's only illegal if the public does it.

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  2. Attorney General, Greg Abbott Is The Biggest Ass Hole In The State Of Texas.
    If He Ever Comes To New Orleans He Won't Stay Very Long.
    6*Shooter

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  3. He doesn't have enough to worry about other than Poker Runs? Someone needs to inrease his damn medication!

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  4. WE USE BINGO CARDS, IT KEEPS EVERYONE AT THE RIDES END UNTIL ALL IS DONE. HE WON"T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT BINGO CARDS BECAUSE THEY"RE WIVES AND MOMS PLAY !!!

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