A folding poker table at a restaurant in the Philippines has no official rules or regulations and has been widely played by people of all ages, a local official said Thursday.
The table, named Poke Burri, was set up last week and has drawn hundreds of customers.
The tables, which include tables, chairs and even poker chips, are widely seen as an alternative to cash games and poker machines.
Local police chief Ronald dela Rosa said that he believes the tables are legal and there are no rules or restrictions that prohibit their use.
“There are no regulations, there are not any laws or regulations, it’s just what they do,” Dela Rosa told CNN Philippines.
“If it’s a good game, people like to play it, it is an amusement for the kids, and there is no need to follow any laws,” he added.
In recent years, the tables have been a source of controversy.
Last year, a man was arrested and charged with violating gambling regulations and being a ringleader in the crime of using gambling machines for personal gain.