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Charity poker payouts exceed legal limits -- or do they?
By Steven Rosenberg, Globe Staff | April 14, 2005
Seeking to hop onto the Texas Hold 'Em craze that has swept the nation, the Malden Pop Warner Football Association held its first poker tournament in February and raised more than $5,000. Hoping to build on that success, the group planned a second poker event in Malden for April 30, and advertised up to $10,000 in prize money for the top finishers.

But that tournament might not happen, according to Malden Licensing Board chairman James Conway, who said the payouts are illegal under a state law that forbids prizes higher than $25 at municipal-licensed raffles and bazaars."

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