Police force poker halls to fold

HALLS CLOSED: More than €3,500 was seized from the two illegal poker venues in Mijas and Estepona

TWO illegal poker halls were closed in Mijas and Estepona by National Police. The police seized €3,975, gaming items, poker tables and audiovisual equipment

The establishments, one located at a shopping centre and the other in a pub, had illegal games at several tables and online the Junta de Andalucia Government Delegation in Malaga reported.

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At the time of the arrest on the Molino del Viento urbanisation in Mijas, 30 people were in the establishment. Police seized €1,775.

At the second, more recent closure, 26 people were in the establishment and €2,200 was seized.

The owners of the establishments and the organisers of the events could be fined up to €30,000.

Poker games and tournaments are only legal in authorised casinos. 


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