Duane Benton, 40, of Clarkston is accused of possessing gambling records. That's a misdemeanor crime with a punishment of up to a year in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curt Liedkie said Benton is accused of organizing a betting pool on the Super Bowl game with a buy-in of $100 and a pay out of $10,000.
"It didn't appear to be administered in a corrupt fashion," said Liedkie. "We felt that the gross misdemeanor charge was appropriate and adequately described the individual's involvement."
In the State of Washington, a one-hundred-square sports board and up to a dollar-per-square is legal, but in this case squares are believed to have been sold for $100 a-piece.