2/11/10 – The Alabama state government's drive to suppress illegal gambling continued last weekend with a raid on a Pelham home conducted by a joint task force of Hoover and Pelham enforcement officials armed with a search warrant.
The task force found 72 players in action and thousands of dollars on the tables which led to some name-taking and confiscation of equipment, although no arrests were made.
Lt. Scott Tucker, spokesman for the authorities, said that small home games held among neighbours was unlikely to attract the attention of criminal enforcement, but that the current situation where a large number of gamblers had travelled from elsewhere in the state was clearly a different issue.