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Cracking Down On Rogue Octogenarian Bridge Playing

NOHOMISH — The Snohomish City Council has riled up its seniors. Until last month, people at the 650-member Snohomish Senior Center were illegally gambling. They’ve been at it since 2009, when the City Council banned social card playing games. “They’re sometimes as dumb as a box of rocks,” poker player, Don Ness, 84, said. “I think it’s ridiculous.” Unaware the rule applied to them, the seniors continued to gamble with nickels, dimes and quarters. Their luck ran out in December when the state Gambling Commission shut down their game with a warning letter, informing the center of the violation.“It’s a crying shame,” Ness said. “It keeps your brain going.” 

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