gambling regulations taken too far ?
Poker may not be perfect in the UK but at least we donít usually have to put up with nonsense like this. Cypriot police raided a house in Limassol after receiving complaints that a private house had been turned into a gambling club. The frequenters of this supposed den of iniquity turned out to be 42 female pensioners including one sprightly 95-year-old. The alleged host was a mere whipper snapper of 50.
In addition to Ä100 in stake money, police also confiscated 830 playing cards and over 500 poker chips. A police spokesman said, "They were charged and released." No trial date has been set as yet.
Gambling for money, even in a private home game is illegal in Cyprus but surely the police have more pressing things to worry about than this group of game old grannies.