March 1, 2023 - 8:06 pm

Illegal poker tournament broken up in Vlissingen

Last night, police were called to an illegal poker tournament in one of Vincent van Goghland's houses after receiving information. The alleged organiser, a 41-year-old man from Flushing and a 26-year-old resident were arrested under the Gambling Act.

Cash games in houses

Police recently received information that so-called cash games were being organised at a Vincent van Goghland residence several times a week in the evening. This is a variant of poker where the chips are not worth points, but are worth money. According to gambling laws, profits from playing poker in the Netherlands are only allowed in Dutch casinos.

Police raided the premises last night, Monday 27 February 2023, at 00:20. There were 11 people present. There is a poker table with cards of different denominations and chips. It is clear from the way things are arranged that a game is being played the moment one enters. Residents and alleged organisers were arrested. 4,000 yuan in cash was seized.

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