One-armed bandits seized from casinos in Ireland

A large-scale operation was carefully organized by the Irish authorities as part of a judicial investigation into illegal gambling.

Several slot machines were seized by the police. A police operation kept under wraps until now, the authorities have hit hard on a single day to deter and discreetly arrest those responsible under the code name: Operation “Blackjack”.

Investigations that lasted several months led to the arrest of these suspected members. All the operations took place during a single day. 15 premises searched and 60 police officers seized of the case to apprehend the criminals.

It was in the back of a wooden garden house that the legal authorities discovered the big jackpot. 60 slot machines in very good conditions. Police officers, who are very concerned about the situation, have seen a marked increase in illegal gambling in urban areas. More than 10,000 books were notably discovered in this cabin. In total of all these searches, more than 25,000 sterling seized.

The story does not end there. The police raid that was organized in the city came as part of a thorough investigation against the fight against gambling for minors.

Nothing was declared and adults and many children devoted their days to their passion: “The game!”

Several families, friends and relatives were worried about seeing their child sink more and more into games and abandon themselves in delinquency and theft of all kinds.

According to the words of a father, their child was sometimes even pushed to steal from his family in order to be able to play. Despite this police raid, several parents have lodged a complaint for this brutal and spectacular crackdown.

To believe that stopping this crime or continuing to let it happen was in both cases the fault of the authorities.

Wagering money in Ireland is not in itself illegal. The law is clear on this point. However, all gambling must be declared to the State. A suspicious man has been arrested. He is also accused of letting children play, which could increase his sentence. An investigation is currently underway. the questions continue. The man was released during the investigation.

Info: The laws on hard and online gambling in France are not the same as in Ireland. There is currently in this country a partial release of games. The law remains strict, but more flexible than in our country. Did you know that in Ireland, Poker was considered a sport?

However, Ireland is currently experiencing financial problems. The government may as early as the second half of 2013 pass a law to more strictly regulate online gambling in France.

According to the government, it would be more than 20 million tax revenues to be taken. A godsend for the state. The aim of this law, which will be more liberal in itself, will allow online gaming to see offshore companies and national gaming operators present in the same gaming circle. They will therefore both be able to practice in Ireland without restriction.

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