East Greenbush Police bust gambling operation

Full story: WNYT Albany 13
Police in East Greenbush went undercover to bust what they say is an illegal gambling operation. Full Story
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Albany, NY

#1 May 7, 2010
The Police should spend more time going after the real bad guys and leave the little people alone...
Pilot Knob

Clifton Park, NY

#2 May 7, 2010
In NY...we don't like games with the name Texas in them. They should have just started a church and run Bingo games and take collections, I hear that's the best scam in the world..and you don't have to pay taxes!
Troy_Girl

Chatham, NY

#3 May 8, 2010
Instead of being prosecuted they should be honored for finding a way to make money instead of stealing or selling drugs. Give me a break!

Since: Aug 08

Hudson Falls, NY

#4 May 8, 2010
Its wrong. Its illegal. The cops are right. Gambling is not about making money, it's about stealing money. Anyone who understands odds knows that gambling is a fools errand.

Gambling produces nothing. It manufactures nothing of use to society. If I gamble at the track and go into debt, I have a money problem. If I gamble at this Texas-Hold-em tournament and end up owing money, my health and life are on the line, because the guys who run these tournaments aren't middle-aged surburban fathers looking for some excitment. They're crooks running a con game.

So many people on this forum, so little respect for the law.
darnIt

Hudson, NY

#5 May 8, 2010
Be right-nice to tell us-all what "Texas Hold 'Em" stuff is/means.

darnIt
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player of poker

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#6 May 8, 2010
Try go online. home poker games dot com or anything similar. Too many games to count! This raid was an attempt by some to discredit others in a petty dispute. Small town games with big city rsults? Twon police used convicted drug pushers to turn on others in an attemtp to help themselves.
Kal

East Greenbush, NY

#7 May 8, 2010
First of all- if you haven't played in these types of games you shouldn't judge!NOBODY put anyones life or health on th line! You come with your friends and play cards. The money goes back to the other players who win. Just like having your friends over at your house. But who wants to clean up after 30-50 people? Cards, good friends/family, and great food! Wow....what a crime! Stealing and drugs are a better choice...learn what your talking about before ya preach and don't believe to everything you hear or read because it's not always the entire story or the facts are wrong!
John Kimber

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#8 May 8, 2010
Of course the state can sell worthless lottery tickets all day long.
John Kimber

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#9 May 8, 2010
Jango Davis spent his last dollar on a legal NYS lottery ticket
Pilot Knob

Clifton Park, NY

#10 May 9, 2010
Respect for the law......

I can see it hard for most people to have respect for the law when most of the politicians and police have their own set of laws and punishments and usually don't follow their own laws.
Trying to be a good citizen in a far less free world than I grew up in has become hard to do without feeling a bit of anger sometimes.

Would you have respect for the law if you were living in Nazi Germany?

In some ways, we have become worse than Nazi Germany, sure we don't use Gas to kill people off, we do it a different way..slowly, where the Govt can profit off of punishing people they don't like. Why kill people when you can make them your personal slaves and suck them dry with taxes and fines and taser them and jail them when they don't comply with every silly law, making the people pay for their own "Concentration Camps".

It's a sad day when some European countries enjoy far more freedoms than America. Shame on all of us for letting it happen.
darnIt

Albany, NY

#11 May 9, 2010
Pilot Knob wrote:
Respect for the law......
I can see it hard for most people to have respect for the law when most of the politicians and police have their own set of laws and punishments and usually don't follow their own laws.
Trying to be a good citizen in a far less free world than I grew up in has become hard to do without feeling a bit of anger sometimes.
Would you have respect for the law if you were living in Nazi Germany?
In some ways, we have become worse than Nazi Germany, sure we don't use Gas to kill people off, we do it a different way..slowly, where the Govt can profit off of punishing people they don't like. Why kill people when you can make them your personal slaves and suck them dry with taxes and fines and taser them and jail them when they don't comply with every silly law, making the people pay for their own "Concentration Camps".
It's a sad day when some European countries enjoy far more freedoms than America. Shame on all of us for letting it happen.
There can be many reactions to the truths when they are disseminated from a situation.
The reaction can be ARRRGH! or GRRRRRR. or Hummn. etc. etc. etc.
and it can be a Wow or a Woo.

darnIt
and a
:(
Jim Bob

United States

#12 May 10, 2010
Jango Davis wrote:
Its wrong. Its illegal. The cops are right. Gambling is not about making money, it's about stealing money. Anyone who understands odds knows that gambling is a fools errand.
Gambling produces nothing. It manufactures nothing of use to society. If I gamble at the track and go into debt, I have a money problem. If I gamble at this Texas-Hold-em tournament and end up owing money, my health and life are on the line, because the guys who run these tournaments aren't middle-aged surburban fathers looking for some excitment. They're crooks running a con game.
So many people on this forum, so little respect for the law.
So you are against illegal gambling and claim to have respect for the law yet you are for illegal immigration. Its clear that mexicans have no respect for our laws.
BOBBY

Lee, MA

#13 Jul 6, 2010
I think the East Greenbush Police did the right thing, there's no mentionhow the Ownwer of the property, was profiting from the Gambling. The Owner Mr. Whitbeck thinks he can pay the Police and Officials off well he's wrong. He even pulled up when the Police where there and got mouthy, and was DRUNK as usual....Guess what the Pilice arrested him,,,,GOOD for them!!!! This was a prfitable Gambling Operation as you folks from Schenectady and Queensbury know..... Good for East Greenbush,,,maybe now the Drunk Whitbeck won't be on Our highways anymore....

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