14 arrested in Super Bowl Sunday gambling raid
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police arrested 14 people on Super Bowl Sunday at a house in Sandy Springs they say was a regular host site for commercial gambling.
Lt. Anthony Eskew police got a tip that a home invasion robbery would happen that afternoon at the house, where games were protected by armed security.
Eskew said the minimum to play ranged from $150 to $1,000.
A bartender served refreshments in the basement during poker games and valets parked cars behind the house.
Eskew said police determined the house had hosted at least two games in the previous week.
Eskew said three men face felony charges for organizing and profiting from the poker games. Police records show 11 others were charged with misdemeanor violations of a city ordinance.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com