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pea-shake house

pea-shake house n. an illegal lottery-style gambling joint. Editorial Note: This term is specific to Indianapolis. The first cite below is related only in the mechanics of shaking the peas. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • These illegal peashake operations involve money laundering, political protection, police protection, and the cooperation of finance organizations (banks) who must hold the laundered funds.

    Another description for “peashake” might be “a sign of indepth and highly placed RICO activity within the state of Indiana”.

    These organizations and their enablers are going to be exposed.

  • I do not think that nothing is wring with the pea shake houses and they are not bothering anyone. I love the pea shake house and I do not want it to close.

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