No Complaints Against Oregon Poker Games - Tuesday 21st of February 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon – As reported by the Oregon Register-Guard: "Police have found no reason to fold Texas hold 'em poker games offered at three local taverns during the past few months.

"No complaints have been received by Springfield police since the City Council voted in August to allow businesses to host tournament-style poker, Police Chief Jerry Smith said.

"When the gaming ordinance was approved, it marked the first time social gambling had been allowed in Springfield in more than 10 years. Smith will provide a six-month program update at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

"Three businesses - Shakers, the Pour House and the Woodsman - have regular games, while six additional establishments have obtained city licenses to host Texas hold 'em tournaments…"

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