Police In Spain Bust Small-time Underground Poker Game

The National Police from the Spanish city of Velez-Malaga busted up a €30 minimum buy-in poker game in the early hours of the morning today, according to the Euro Weekly News, where they confiscated over €1600 in cash.

The cops also grabbed a few stacks of poker chips, a couple decks of card as well as the suitcase they all were probably transported in. It seems though that the poker game was just one piece of the big-time bust as the underground club also didn’t carry the proper insurance, allowed folks to smoke indoors and even allegedly allowed “patrons to consume drugs.”

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The government isn’t taking this poker game lightly, despite the little amount of money that is involved, and they are planning on prosecuting the case.

The Junta de Andalucia regional government is prosecuting the case as it infringes, among others, the gaming and gambling laws as well as fraud for not paying taxes on winnings.

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