That was a crazy game of poker.... I hear.
According to the blog, it was a friendly game of poker (they describe it as a "weekly get-together" when agencies "came barreling in," and arrested the two hosts for promoting gambling.
City Police confirmed there was, indeed a raid, and Lt. John Catone said it was a State Police operaton so he wouldn't tell me any of the details (including any other officers beside himself who were there). He said to call them. I did, but I haven't heard back yet, though I know the State Police public information officer always has a lot on his plate, so I'll hopefully hear by the end of the day.
It didn't appear in the paper (as the blog points out) because the information was not released. Any arrests that were made were not reported by the state or city police (I checked their blotter again) as of today.
Another local blog, Saratoga In Decline, blamed it on Public Safety Commissioner Christian Mathiesen's "campaign to rid the good streets of Saratoga Springs from a new evil, illicit poker games," but Mathiesen said I informed him about the raid when I called him today.
"If I am doing it, it is without my knowledge," he said with a laugh.
Anyway, I'll report more when I get it.