Sheesh, I thought I left this behind when I came west, apparently they raid tiny little poker games here.
The players group, which advertised on Meetup.com, typically
required a $25 to $55 buy-in, said Alcantara and members of the group.
An additional refreshment fee of $5 was collected as well.
On Monday, members of the group described it as a low-key circle of
people, mostly professionals in their 30s and 40s, interested in
Belmont resident Luke DeSantos, also at Saturday’s game, said the charges against Cardenas are difficult to believe.
“Bert is just an avid poker lover and started the group so he could play more. He barely ever wins,” DeSantos said.