Yes,20 years old, 6-figure gambling debt, murdered
Quite possibly and probably what he was doing.How does a 20yo accrue a 6-figure loan from people that could kill you? And what would he be gambling on? Horses?
Is it still in the basement location too, behind the cafe, with no signage? No chance of casual walk-up traffic if even people who are looking for it (like I was) struggle to find it.The treasury casino poker room is likely the worst poker room run in the world. quirky rules (eg no straddle allowed), 4 tables total, no table service, poor customer service is just the start. thanks for linking the article. One of the home games in south brisbane got robbed earlier in the year too.
What a waste of police resources hiring a crane to remove a poker table! There was a full squat team sent out there for a bunch of people playing cards... lol
Also strange that notorious 'nanny state' Victoria doesn't ban home games completely.Huh just checked the rules for Vic/NSW/QLD home games out of curiosity:
Legal provided no rake is taken, though you can charge an entry fee to premises where poker is to be played
Legal provided no rake is taken, the dealer doesn't play and no one pays to play in the game or to enter premises where others are playing.
More complex than stated here but cash games are banned, tournaments appear to be ok provided it meets a few more criteria. Entry fees to enter the premises may be charged by a licensed venue.
Crazy to think a home poker game between mates is considered illegal in QLD.
I was surprised when they started rattling out the prizes. I expected it to be moreI only play if I qualify for the $5k. The early one is hardly worth the money; the first time I played I came 4th out of about 180 and got the princely sum of $100.