SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A friendly game of pinochle landed a group of Snohomish County senior citizens in hot water.
The state gambling commission allows ‘social card games’ at the Snohomish Senior Center, however, the city had outright banned them since 2009.
“We’re socializing is what we’re doing,” said card player Diane Huffman. “It’s no big deal I mean you win $2 or $3.”
Executive director Bob Dvorak said the center provides important outreach to a community that often finds itself alone.
“It keeps them from being isolated,” said Dvorak. ” They’re in for the nutritious meal and they have social skills; they see their friends, they see the staff.”
But last year when the center re-applied for…
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