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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A poker club is suing the University of Utah after their campus tournament was canceled.

Yesterday, members of the Big City Poker Club filed a civil suit against the university after the school withdrew its support from hosting a for-profit tournament, scheduled this week.

The suit claims the university breached its contract with the poker club by canceling the tournament at the last minute.

The club began negotiations with the school for the competition more than five months ago.

Players would pay 20-dollars each and compete for prizes inside of cash.

According to the suit, the group was informed February 16th by university officials that they could NOT hold the tournament on campus.

School officials say the decision was made after many objected to the idea of a commercial poker game on campus.

School attorneys say there is no binding contract between the poker club and the university.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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