Underground games continue to thrive despite the health crisis.
Six men, aged 30 to 40, were indicted on Sunday in Créteil (Val-de-Marne), before being released under judicial supervision.
They are suspected of having, since last September, set up an illegal gambling den, avenue Foch, in Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.
The investigation began in the fall of 2020, when investigators from the racing and games department received information on a team that set up poker games in Champigny-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne).
The police are monitoring this group, made up of people already known to their services for similar facts.
The officials realize that the suspects are moving their activities to luxurious premises in the beautiful districts of Paris.
They rented an apartment that spans four floors to organize their card games with a croupier and very professional staff.
"In addition to card games, the establishment, open every night, served meals, sold cigarettes and offered the services of masseuses to ensure the well-being of customers," said a source close to the case.
The organizers have confessed
During the night from Thursday to Friday, the police stormed the gambling den with the help of men from the national research and intervention squad.
At half past midnight, the police arrested twelve people including six organizers, all domiciled in Val-de-Marne.
"We got our hands on a few thousand euros, a handgun and a car," adds the same source.
Following the investigations, on the basis of the account sheets that we have discovered, we will make it possible to establish the level of profitability of the establishment ”.
The six organizers or employees were taken into custody in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine).
During the hearings, they admitted the facts.