Domino players hauled before courtMonday, December 27, 2010
By TANESHA MUNDLE, Observer staff reporter, email@example.com
THREE men who were enjoying a game of dominoes were on Thursday hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court after police said they caught them gambling for money.
The men, Noel Martin, 45, of Waterford in St Catherine; Robert Richards, 39, of Deanery Road in Kingston; and Paul Dunchie, 43, of Mount James in St Andrew, told the court, however, that they were not playing for money but were playing for beers.
However, their explanation did not save them from a fine of $5,000 each or 10 days in prison.
The men were arrested and charged with unlawful gaming on December 18 when they were spotted by police gambling on Slipe Road in Kingston.