New Brunswick Groups Want Poker Tournaments - Thursday 19th of January 2006

NEW BRUNSWICK – As reported by the CBC News: "Non-profit groups in New Brunswick are asking the province to legalize charitable poker tournaments.

"Unregulated gambling is a criminal offence, but poker players don't have any trouble finding a game. At least two bars in Saint John are openly advertising poker tournaments.

"…The Canadian Red Cross last week got $21,000 for hurricane relief from a Texas Hold'em tournament in Moncton.

"Red Cross official Cathie Desborough would like to see the province clear the air on the validity of poker for charity fundraising…"

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