UNLUCKY FOR SOME: Brits’ bumper bingo session raided by police in Spain

BINGO RAID: Police confiscated €1,447 from the game and another €21,000 from a safe BINGO RAID: Police confiscated €1,447 from the game and another €21,000 from a safe

POLICE have raided a pub packed with Brits in Spain for holding ‘illegal gambling’ games. 

In the raid on the Brit-run pub in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca police confiscated €1,447 from the game and another €21,000 from a safe.

Four staff members were interviewed.

Around 100 stunned tourists witnessed the police action as took away two electronic bingo machines, bingo cards and microphones.

Spanish authorities consider bingo to be gambling which requires a permit and the pub had reportedly been given several warnings about illegal gambling in the past. 

Officials say the game of bingo is subject to strict legislation and could only be played in places which had the correct licences.

Karl Smallman

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