Police have charged 160 individuals with illegal gambling as they step up what they described as a ‘targeted campaign’ over the holiday period.
Overall, in the period from December 6 to January 3, police carried out checks at 31 clubs, coffee shops, betting shops and other establishments.
They confiscated 2848 decks of cards, 683 gambling chips, 18 computers and 2854 euro.
A total of 160 people were charged with gambling and will be summoned to appear in court. Among them were the managers of 28 establishments who were charged with allowing gambling at their premises.
Police said they are also investigating a case of electronic gambling and another of illegal betting.