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Yet another robbery of a NYC club reminds me why I don't play the local clubs anymore. The chance of being held up at gun point makes it not worth it.

Of course, since there's basically only a robbery once every six months or so, it means you're at least 1-to-182 against to get hit. Probably less, if you avoid the peak 23:00-01:00 hours. Still, I don't gamble with these sorts of things, only poker itself. Especially when there are better ways to spend one's time.

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From:swolfe on 17 June 2007 at 04:27
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i haven't played at all since march. too much bullshit with the internet and too many busts and robberies at the clubs. the oklahoma casinos are pretty much the only places i'd be willing to play any more, but i just can't motivate myself to drive 1.5 hours each way.
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From:shipitfish on 17 June 2007 at 23:39
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Wow. Sounds like Dallas is just as bad as NYC now. :-/
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From:swolfe on 18 June 2007 at 04:20
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funny how fast things change.
From:tmttr on 18 June 2007 at 14:42
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I was "lucky" enough to be there Thursday night. It was not so good. During my NYC poker life, on two occassions I had missed police raids by a matter of hours. Luck over. Lost over $1K from my pocket and significant winnings on the table.

It was such a good game... [20/40 OE for those interested]
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From:shipitfish on 18 June 2007 at 19:00
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To me, this seems much worse than a police raid. I don't generally think that the police are likely to get scared an shoot somebody at a poker club bust. However, with an armed robber, that likelihood really increases. I'm sorry you were there. :(
From:(Anonymous) on 18 June 2007 at 20:51
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This is absolutely much worse than a police raid. No question about it. It sucked. I will tell you more in person -- I am trying to arrange my schedule so I can be at your next game.
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From:shipitfish on 18 June 2007 at 22:05
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Oh, I can imagine. I'm sorry you had to be there for it. This has gotten totally pointless. We should just move to the system California has. It's such a good revenue generator for the state!
From:tmttr on 22 June 2007 at 05:31
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possibly more. rumor that there where tv cameras present.
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From:shipitfish on 22 June 2007 at 12:11
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Interesting. Nothing in the news yet...
From:tmttr on 22 June 2007 at 12:13
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If you are home, turn on Channel 11 news. Cameras were there. They just teased it for after the commercial break! (8:13AM)
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From:shipitfish on 22 June 2007 at 12:18
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Guess it's later on youtube for me; I'm at work. :)
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