Gambling is illegal in NYC basically. You can read my previous post on how much I love the 14th amendment if you want to know how I feel about it.
For some reason, all the bars in Queens have a video poker machine in the back. They always say something like "Does not dispense money". But who's paying video poker for fun? Does the bar owner give you tab credit if you win? Cash? How does it work.
One time I thought I would give it a go. I was in a towny bar, with a bunch of townies at the bar. I got up to the machine and started fiddling around my wallet for money. I never got to figure out how it worked because someone came running from the bar and said "whoa whoa whoa I'm in the middle of playing on this machine."
I still don't understand what happened there.