British bases authorities raided an illegal casino in Ypsonas, Limassol, and charged the people responsible for it.
Cyprus.- The British bases (SBA) authorities have charged two people in Limassol after an illegal casino raid. They’re expected to appear before a Court in Episkopi later this month after being bailed on a total €13k this week.
The people arrested are the owner (whose bail was set at €10k), charged with operating the illegal casino, and the receptionist, who was accused of working in an illegal gaming venue and also charged for obstruction as she attemped to shut down the computers as the police closed in, SBA officials said.
“This remains one of our force’s priorities and we will continue to enter these premises, make arrests and seize what we find inside,” Chief Inspector Panicos Panayi said. “There are of course still attractions to some people for gambling within this type of illegal casino, but we are gradually closing all of them down now and by making multiple arrests, which lead to successful prosecutions, we are confident that this will act as a strong enough deterrent to those taking part.”
84 computers used for gambling and €2,3k in cash were also seized during the raid and 20 people who were inside have been invited for interviews.