Help Save FREE Poker

On Saturday, October 20th, The Nutz Poker League held their Monthly Championship for their FREE Poker League at Louie's Grill & Sports Bar. About an hour into the Event the Largo Police Department, in masks and riot gear, stormed the facility and shut the game down arresting 6 people, several of whom only opened doors and helped put cards on the table. The charges are 'Running and or Operating a Gambling House'. The Nutz Poker League NEVER charges a fee of any kind to play. Their nightly games are FREE as well. There is no tipping the Dealer or any charge at all to participate in our Events. You can come into a Restaurant we are playing at and play without even buying a soda if you want to. The Prizes we give away at the Championship Events are purchased out of our own money we receive from the various Venues as compensation for our services. This is strictly an ENTERTAINMENT service where the Players are wagering NOTHING and risking NOTHING for the chance to win Prizes while socializing with their friends and other players. We don't operate in a back room with cameras and spotters. There is no money on the table even if they are just trying to pay their tab. This is strictly a night or day out for people to mingle with their friends and families over a friendly game of cards where they have NOTHING to lose. Now because of this invasion our business is at a halt, our hosts are unable to perform their duties and our players are in an uproar because they are being told they can't enjoy their nights out any longer and miss their friends. Not to mention that 6 people who have never committed a crime of any kind in their lives and who are parents and grand-parents are looking at potentially going to jail for doing NO WRONG in our eyes! This is a crime and a travesty that needs to be stopped. Rules and Regulations need to be set up and clear up any grey area so operations like The Nutz can continue doing the good they are doing by bringing people together and driving business and sales to a Bar & Restaurant industry that is dying more and more each day.

At the end of the day we did nothing but try to bring people together and help the local businesses that so desperately need it. We want to continue this work and if changes need to be made or separate rules and regs need to be put in place then help us adhere to this. Don't lock up some of the nicest and most kind individuals I have ever met. This is a chance for the State of Florida to step up and do the right thing and help us grow as a society.

We will do everything in our power to fight for everyone involved and for you, our players and supporters. Now you can help us by donating to this fund that will help us in our quest and help the people you have grown to call family as well. Thank you all in advance. 

Donations

  • Interstate Poker Club 
    • $500 
    • 92 mos
  • Valerie and Keith Phillips 
    • $50 
    • 92 mos
  • Teresa Boyd 
    • $50 
    • 92 mos
  • Lisa Mast 
    • $50 
    • 92 mos
  • DeAnn Wheeler 
    • $20 
    • 92 mos
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Organizer

Rick Danford 
Organizer
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