Police shut down smoke free, alcohol free, Poker Club!

Why? Because in Northern Ireland apparently it’s illegal. It seems it took twenty or so armed police officers to raid a poker tournament in the Cavendish Club. All those games of penny post, and we never knew we were breaking the law! Though the way one of our number used to fleece innocent third years on the school bus was pushing criminal!!

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