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According to the Bootfest website, this is cancelled:
Bootfest Poker Tournament Cancelled
(VICTORIA, TEXAS) The Bootfest Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament scheduled for Saturday, October 22, has been cancelled and all participants preregistered for the tournament will be issued full refunds. At about 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14, Victoria Criminal District Attorney Stephen Tyler delivered an opinion to the City that he considered the tournament illegal. City Attorney Thomas Gwosdz disagrees with Tyler, but defers to the Criminal District Attorney's opinion, because the question could have criminal law implications. The City will ask the State Attorney General Office to rule on the legality of a poker tournament if the City decides to schedule a similar tournament in the future. But because it would be weeks and possibly months before the State Attorney General's ruling could be returned, the decision was made to cancel this week's tournament. "There were 100 players preregistered for the tournament and they will be issued full refunds," said O.C. Garza, Communications Director for the City. "We apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation might cause and hope those players will come to Bootfest and enjoy the great entertainment scheduled for the festival."
i guess if the government gets all the profits from legalized gambling, then it's fun and entertaining. if a private business did this same thing, then it'd be morally wrong and illegal. amazing how opinion shifts based on whose wallet is getting fat.
If city sponsored poker tournaments with cash prizes are legal then other tournaments held in business locations should be legal as well. But I don't expect this to happen. Only the government can break the rules/law and get away with it.
So legalized gambling has been passed for Victoria County, or just city sponsored bootfest poker tournament?