Illegal Poker Game Crackdown

Illegal Poker Game Crackdown

Friday, 11 April 2014

Recreational poker players in Spain are being warned that they could find themselves on the receiving end of a police raid if they're not careful.

According to a recent report by EuroWeeklyNews, unlicensed games in Spain have been the target of special police attention over the past few months while the latest game to be ‘busted’ took place in a bar and cost just €30 to enter.

The nine players in the sit-and-go had no more than €270 on the line but that didn't stop police from raiding the game and taking €1,655 in cash from all those involved, three decks of cards and 497 poker chips.

Following the move police officers served the bar owner with a prosecution notice containing a list of charges that included allowing patrons to smoke indoors, not having insurance and fraud for not paying tax on winnings.

Tags: Spain, poker, police