Gambling den busted in Balasore, 9 detained

Balasore: As many as nine people have been detained after a raid was conducted at a hotel in Soro area of Balasore district while the gambling was being organized.

Reportedly, the Odisha Police conducted a raid on the gambling den.

Acting on a tip-off, the Soro police conducted the raid at a hotel named as Leo Sai Palace near Ice factory Square. There have been several allegations about gambling along with other illegal activities that was allegedly taking place in the hotel.

The cops have detained all of them and being interrogated at the police station, added reports. Lakhs of rupees have also been seized from the gamblers’ possession.

It is to be noted that gambling is banned in Odisha. Under the Odisha Prevention of Gambling Act, 1955, the State government has declared gambling as illegal and made it a punishable offense. However, in some parts of the country people are gambling via various online platforms.

According to Odisha Prevention of Gambling Act, whoever takes part in gambling in common gaming – house shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both and any person found in any common gaming – house during any gaming or playing therein shall be presumed until the contrary be proved to have been there for the purpose of gaming and to have taken part therein.

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