Wednesday, January 11, 2006

 

Evil Yahtzee Claims More Victims

A bar in Winooski, Vermont has had its liquor license suspended for two weeks due to illegal Yahtzee games.
State liquor enforcement agents said they suspended the pub's liquor license because the game, which required $1 to play, constituted gambling.
Many folks think Yahtzee is a innocent parlor room game but think again. But in Warren, Ohio which is just outside of Cincinnati, in 2001, Yahtzee addiction claimed other victims.
Officers of a local social club pleaded innocent Thursday to misdemeanor charges of operating a gambling house
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The club was raided Jan. 12 by police detectives and liquor agents with the state's Department of Public Safety. More than $7,000 was confiscated along with football betting slips, football pools, tearoffs, BBs, and gambling card games and Yahtzee, Warren Detective Sgt. Jeff Hoolihan said.
The club was raided Jan. 12 by police detectives and liquor agents with the state's Department of Public Safety. More than $7,000 was confiscated along with football betting slips, football pools, tearoffs, BBs, and gambling card games and Yahtzee, Warren Detective Sgt. Jeff Hoolihan said.
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Yahtzee has even been associated with illegal substances in Michigan.
In the bag was a shrinkwrapped
Yahtzee game. The two subjects were then placed in the back of the patrol car and transported to the police station. A half an hour
later the officers located the drugs in the Yahtzee game.
Strangely enough, in the Kalamazoo County, Michigan jail, inmates are allowed to play Yahtzee.
The game must be donated to the jail and distributed by the Chaplain (Monopoly, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Yahtzee, Risk, and Domino's only).
I guess for these hardened criminals Yahtzee can do little more harm to their lives than they've done themselves.

A public education/awareness program is needed to warn the unsuspecting about the dangers of Yahtzee. Until then, be careful when you walk down the board game aisle at your local Walmart or Toys R Us.

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