Americana: Nickel-Dime Raid

Nickle-Dime Raid

For Rocco Rago, an afternoon last month began as usual. He and six of the boys, ages between 56 and 77, gathered in the Sun Valley Village trailer park in Pacheco, Calif., for a little game of poker. The stakes never vary: nickels and dimes, with winners going home as much as $7 richer. Suddenly, two Contra Costa County sheriffs deputies burst into the room. "Freeze! You're under arrest!" they yelled at the gamblers. A tad hard of hearing, one of the boys shouted back, "Whaddid ya say? Whaddid ya say?" But...

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