Gambling Arrests in Baton Rouge

Troopers seized more than $15,000 from Hybrid Poker Club on George O’Neal Road, State Police Troop A spokesman Russell Graham said.

State Police spent four months investigating Hybrid Poker Club and sent a trooper undercover to observe the club’s gambling activities, the affidavits say.

The club was charging its members a $35 buy-in to enter poker tournaments, $15 of which went toward “door fees” and “dealer fees,” the affidavits say. The remaining $20 went toward tournament pots.

After games were finished, the dealers would give the door fees directly to Troy Davis, one of the owners of the club, the affidavits say.

“If the house is taking a cut, that’s illegal gambling,” Graham said.

Davis and his wife were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of illegal gambling and keeping a disorderly place.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, contact Baton Rouge Criminal Lawyer Carl Barkemeyer by visiting www.attorneycarl.com.

Source: The Advocate, “Gambling probe nets six arrests,” December 3, 2011.