Idaho man pleads guilty in gambling case

Idaho man pleads guilty in gambling case

By The Associated Press. CREATED Dec 9, 2013

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Boise man who prosecutors say ran an illegal poker house in a rental property he owns has pleaded guilty to a gambling-related felony and could spend up to three years behind bars.

Skinner "Skip" Anderson the second entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Boise on Monday.

U.S. District Attorney Wendy Olson says Anderson acknowledged knowing that an illegal gambling operation was being run out of a house he owns southwest of the Idaho capital city's downtown.

The 57-year-old is now due to be sentenced in February and could also be hit with a fine of up to $250,000.

The federal government is also trying to seize the rental home where people played cards for money.