High School Math Teacher Admits to a Felony to Support Online Poker

David Shick, a high school math teacher in the state of Washington, testified at an online poker hearing that he once made a “supplemental income” from playing online poker, despite it being a felony in his state.

Calling the state law an “absolute joke”, Shick wants to see regulation of the game so more people can play in a safe environment.

Jason Somerville and the Poker Players Alliance would be proud.

Shick went on to say that: “Nobody was being arrested. And so here I am admitting that I’m a Class C felon. If that means I’m going to be arrested, I guess I could be the first one.”

The story originally broke on Geekwire.com where you can read more about the case.

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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