Dismantling of a clandestine gambling den in a Parisian restaurantFriday, March 26, 2023
While gaming clubs have been closed since October and Île-de-France is entering a new lockdown period, the police have just dismantled an illegal gambling den in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. This gaming circle had taken place in a restaurant in the capital.
Players caught in the act
During the night from Saturday to Sunday, the police of the police station of the Xth arrondissement of Paris carried out a raid on a restaurant located rue Sambre et Meuse .
Originally, law enforcement officers observed that people were behind the iron curtain of the establishment, thereby violating the government's decision to close businesses.
Upon entering the scene, the police came across twenty customers . They were playing poker and were fined $135 each for breaching the curfew.
The restaurant managers, a man and a woman, were arrested and taken into custody. They will be prosecuted for breach of curfew and endangering others . The woman obviously acted as a croupier during these clandestine poker games.
A recurring crime in recent weeks
“Between the confinements, the curfew and the closure of land-based casinos, clandestine gambling dens have multiplied. »
In recent weeks, the police have dismantled many gambling circles in the capital, but also in the provinces. Between the confinements, the curfew and the closing of Land based casinos , clandestine gambling dens have multiplied.
The phenomenon is probably due to the impatience of the players , but also of the population in general faced with a continuing situation.