Somerville Bar Probed for Alleged Illegal Betting

Wicked Local Somerville reports on alleged illegal gambling being conducted at Michael’s in Somerville. The ABCC is weighing disciplinary action.

Under state law, gambling is any wager between participants or spectators of an event of more than $5 in a public place. Betting in pool halls, bowling allies or on sports is considered illegal. While betting on horse or dog races is legal on site, it is not allowed in public places, such as bars.