Police arrest seven in Bohemia gambling bust

Police made seven arrests Friday in the culmination of a five-month sting operation on a Bohemia pool hall holding illegal poker games.

Police say Sunrise Billiards on Sunrise Highway was holding illegal Texas hold ?em games nightly, and even advertised for the games on the Internet. Officials remind residents that a poker game is only illegal if the house or some other organization gets a cut of the pot. In this case, authorities say the pool hall raked in $12,000 over the five-month sting.

Three of the seven suspects were arrested just for gambling. Police say the other four are also facing drug charges.

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