Sunday, May 29, 2011

Deputies shut down illegal mouse racing

Sheriff Deputies was in Danville, Iowa, taking aim at unregulated gambling -- mouse racing. Officers raided the Bucktail Lodge in search of code violations and shut down the popular races.
"We don't consider it gambling at all, its just people having fun. The money goes back to them. If you win, you win; if you lose, you lose," said Scott Beach, owner of the Bucktail Lodge.
When the mice aren't competing, they are adored as pets in the family's apartment above the bar. For now, the races are on hold, but the mice racers said they will be in court to fight for the right to their rodent-race night. They said the incident makes it clear that the local police have little to do.
"There's no meth heads or makers around here, you just gotta mess with the mouse racers," said Beach.

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