Napa 6.0 Earthquake Actually Stops People From Playing Poker

It took an act of god for these grinders to stop.

There’s nothing funny about the destruction, displacement and cost of this weekend’s 6.0 earthquake in Northern California and as F5poker has ties to the Bay Area we wish those injured and set back a very speedy recovery.

We did find this part of an article posted in SFGate, slightly amusing though. It seems that part of the news in covering what happened when the slow, long rolling quake hit was to mention that people playing poker at a “24-hour casino” actually stopped playing a hand…for about 10 minutes.

At the 24-hour Napa Valley Casino off Highway 29 in American Canyon, the quake interrupted a hand of Texas Hold 'Em.

“I didn’t know what to do,” said Sunshine Hamilton, adding that her “legs were shaking” from the experience. “Everybody ran outside, so I ran outside, too. No one grabbed chips or anything like that.”

They sat outside for about 10 minutes before returning inside to finish the hand.

If you were up playing poker at 3:20am on Sunday morning, it’s likely that only something like a 6.0 magnitude earthquake could pull you away from a game that was either super juicy or that you were stuck in.

Read: Northern California quake: 'It’s a disaster’

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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