Either Poker Or Beer
30th of June 2013
The same old story â€“ one more bar has been divested of the beer license. And the reason is as old as poker â€“ poker tournaments are illegal. But it didnâ€™t stop the enterprising Todd Erks, the owner of a Harrisburg bar.
Dennis Weeldrever, commission member, said the Todd put this commission in a position where the stateâ€™s attorney said he was breaking the law. He also said that they cantâ€™ renew the license.
And the same old dispute began. Of course, Todd Erks doesnâ€™t agree with the lawâ€™s description of poker. He says: "Ask any poker player, and they will tell you it's a game of skill."
In fact, it was not the first time Todd had problems with the police. Wollman said: â€œFrom this day forward, if that activity continues, we're going to come in there with the sheriff's department and start issuing citationsâ€�. Erks continuedâ€¦ And there are more than 1,400 of Erks-like bar owners. Yes, true criminalsâ€¦