On the news, illegal casinos and underground gambling halls are often blown up by police, and these secret places are usually associated with crime, drugs, and violence.
But where are the strangest places on earth that these shady businesses have taken place? We have compiled a list of remote, illegal, or less than legitimate casinos, all of which have been found in seriously bizarre locations.
very forbidden era …
Behind a secret wall in the back of a cheese shop – Alicante, Spain
Image: Policía Nacional
We start with our favorite story. It's about an illegal casino in a cheese shop. Did you hear it?
A gourmet grocery store in Alicante, Spain was recently blown up for hosting illegal poker games in its wine and cheese cellar.
Apparently a shelf on one wall led to a hidden door and a quiet back room.
The raid uncovered not only a poker den, but also evidence of drug trafficking in cash
and cocaine found on the premises.
only it has broken laws against private poker games that are illegal in Spain
also broke the rules for coronavirus lockdown in one of the hardest hit nations in
As for the fronts, we think a cheese shop is devilishly awesome. who would
Shopping center with a secret elevator – Kiev, Ukraine
A few years ago, around 30 players were arrested for playing an illegal but luxurious game
Casino right in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
Location? A shopping mall and an office building.
The mall-based casino was only intended for VIPs and reportedly used one
The secret elevator was operated with a magnetic key that brought special guests upstairs
to a fourth floor protected by a system of locks. It's just a lot of effort
get caught in the end.
The police are said to have had their raid, along with playground equipment
seized money, weapons and ammunition.
20,000 square foot mansion and spa – Markham, Canada
Canadian police officers recently made world news after raiding a huge, luxurious, 20,000-square-foot mansion on two acres in the Markham, York area.
Reason? It was an illegal gambling den and did not follow
COVID-19 security guidelines, while legal casinos remained closed due to lockdown.
lavish home looked like a bed and breakfast to the untrained eye
But downstairs in the basement there is said to have been a hive of illegal activity in the form of an underground casino filled with gaming tables, slot machines, and … a spa.
We're also a little confused about the last part.
In addition to blaming people, the police also confiscated cash, assets and assets worth over CA $ 10 million.
Firearms and alcohol.
The illegal items that were discovered were shark fins, which were often used to make shark fins
controversial shark fin soup blamed for endangering sharks around the world. ON
Gun was also found in the villa.
Inside a tailor in a strip mall – San Diego, USA
The San Diego mall is the setting for our next "underground" casino. Or to
More specifically, a clothing store with a twist.
It may have looked nondescript next to a coffee shop, but KT Alterations & Gifts was reportedly far from innocent, which led to it being searched by police in October 2020.
found evidence – including slot machines – that a game room had leaked
The illegal casino was also caught with drugs and drug equipment
Hidden money in drywall worth $ 1,700.
In COVID-Time Italian cafes – Italy
Image: Louis Hansel @ shotoflouis / Unsplash
You've been to Italy before and noticed that café culture also includes something
Drinking coffee while standing at the bar.
Did you know that it is also quite common to place a bet when you do this?
It is usually legal for regular and licensed Italian cafe bars to sell sports betting, slot machines, and lottery tickets on the side.
during certain periods of the Italian COVID-19 lockdown restrictions this was
However, gambling has reportedly continued "illegally" and flourished across the country during that period. Critics argued that a ban only robs the tax state.
Maybe Italy is the destination you never knew you wanted to visit … in normal times, of course.
"Game", behind company in London Backstreets, UK
is known for its glamorous, well-heeled casinos.
But there is also said to be a thriving underground scene of "Spiel", illegal gambling halls in the less attractive parts of the city.
Mini-booth offices and cafes are among those places that are often referred to as disguise
the gambling centers in sight.
They have a long history, and reports suggest that these "dives" took place
since the 1920s to gain a foothold in Britain's criminal underworld
sounds like a plot for a Ray Winstone movie. But these gangsters full of gambling
Venues are set in a secret world of crime and drugs where you will likely need something
an invitation and a call to join.
Pop-up games, which often evade law enforcement because they are difficult to prove and always on the move, are likely to remain part of the London gaming landscape for a while.
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