From the MetroWest Daily News: Library hits jackpot with poker-playing kids
BELLINGHAM, Mass. -- It had many of the trappings of a typical poker night -- chips, pretzels, cheese doodles, even an audible belch coming from one table.
But there was no beer or expanding middle-age waistlines to behold during last night's "Bubblegum Poker" program.
That's because it was held at the Bellingham Public Library.
It was a Texas Hold'em poker night -- using bubble gum as the currency -- strictly limited to the younger set. Anyone from fifth grade to a senior in high school was welcome, and a group of about 20, evenly mixed between boys and girls from ages 11 to 15, turned up for the event.