20 men were arrested playing Texas Hold 'em. According to Greenville, SC, lawyer Jeff Phillips: "Using the taxpayers' resources for such useless Gestapo-like tactics is more of a crime than is playing of the game."
Back in April 2006, a private game was raided and is being tried in Charleston, SC, this February. At stake is whether the game is one of skill and therefore legal.
South Carolina has a 200-year-old law forbidding games of chance. President Barack Obama is known to be a fan of the game.