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30 arrested for illegal poker game in Roswell

Cost to get in game:$10,000

    ROSWELL, Ga. - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

    The suspected gambling operation was in a home near Centennial High School.

    The arrests made Monday night were the result of a six-month investigation into commercial gambling, police said.

    Players had to go online and register and then receive an invitation to the game, police said. Participants also had to put down $10,000 to get into the house where the poker game was being played.

    Officers found a game in progress and some people were holding money and some were holding poker chips when they entered the house, Roswell police Sgt. B.C. Brackett said. Two women hired to serve drinks were among those arrested.

    Officers began an investigation after neighbors in the quiet neighborhood complained about traffic.

    More than 20 cars were impounded after the raid. Officers found two guns and in one car found 200 pills of suspected ecstasy.

    Most of the players will face misdemeanor charges.

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