Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/22/13
This is one guy nobody at his local tavern will be buying a round for — and he might not want to be seen around — after his wife dropped a dime on the bar for running illegal Super Bowl pools.The missus — furious with her football-obsessed husband losing money on Super Bowl  "boxes" at a Staten Island watering hole — contacted authorities which sparked a rare gambling raid that shut down $600,000 in ­Super Bowl pools at the bar last week, reports the N.Y. Post.“How can the SLA allow a $1 million illegal football pool at Talk of the Town?” the angry spouse wrote the State Liquor Authority on Nov. 13.“My husband spends all his money on these pools and not on our children.”The SLA then put a rush investigation on the anonymous complaint and, last Sunday night, two investigators barged into the neighborhood saloon’s annual Christmas party. They flashed badges and snapped photos of pool boards taped to the mirrored bar back, witnesses told The Post.The Talk of the Town Tavern was advised...
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