Police in Valkenswaard have put an end to an illegal poker tournament in Valkenswaard. This was announced by the municipality in Valkenswaard in Brabant. Following several signals about illegal poker tournaments, officers raided a premises in the Brabant municipality on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday 18 January 2023.
After entering the venue, it was indeed an illegal competition. The event organiser and three staff members were arrested on the spot. Five poker tables were found in the premises with 25 players playing poker. All those present were checked and penalised for illegal poker. This continues later.
Four people were arrested who organised illegal poker
The organiser of the evening, a 41-year-old man from Valkenswaard, was arrested along with three employees. They were a 30-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman. All suspects are from Valkenswaard.
A large amount of money is suspected to be invested during the live poker game. During a search of the house, a large amount of cash was found. According to police, the money, worth several thousand euros, was seized.