Upcoming TCH Dallas Court Ruling Could Impact Future of Texas Poker

texas card house dallas poker In March, Texas Card House Dallas won a crucial appeal with the city’s Board of Adjustment after the poker room’s Certificate of Occupancy had been revoked. But six months later and CEO Ryan Crow and his staff are still fighting a legal battle that could soon put poker clubs across the Lone Star State on notice.

On Wednesday, a summary judgment in a lawsuit involving two opposing groups of city officials was scheduled to be disclosed but the judge instead determined the case will go to trial. Crow told PokerNews the trial date hasn’t set, but expects it “will take place within a few weeks and I should know more in a couple of days.”

Only media and lawyers will be permitted to attend, meaning there won’t be a jury and it will be up to the judge to rule on the outcome in the case. Crow said he is hopeful local Dallas media will show up to cover the trial.

One way or another, Crow anticipates, this case will eventually end up in the Texas Supreme Court. If the city’s top building inspection official, David Session, wins a lawsuit he’s filed against the Dallas board of adjustment, the card room owner will be ready for an appeal. Should the reverse occur, and Crow has confidence that it will, he believes the opposition will continue its fight up the legal chain, “without question.” How the Poker Room Ended Up in a Legal Fight

In the state of Texas, gambling is illegal, but there is a loophole in Texas Penal Code 47.04 , which permits poker clubs to operate so long as there is no “economic benefit other than personal winnings” received from the games.

Sorry, no real money games are currently available in your region, but you can play these Free Online Games Replay Poker ClubGG Poker One way to ensure a poker business in the Lone Star State is operating illegally is to take rake out of cash game pots. Thus, rooms across the state operate as social clubs and make their money by charging membership […]

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