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New gambling phenomenon arrived in europe from Finland to the streets of london in your luck try from the people was cheated of thousands of euros

Three cups. One of the dice. A rickety cardboard box, on top of which is a board.

One man is in the game rotator, and the other two monitor the environment than the cardboard boxes on both sides. Man crew attracts a shout to people passing by to play the dice game. The place is Helsinki, the market square and the sea spa Pool between the arch of the bridge in mid-July.

Game idea: a Dice is put into one cup, and the cups are moved around quickly on the table back and forth. The player needs to bet and guess which cup below the dice is.

People are hitting a lippy in the game the guy in charge to hand the 50 euro notes and try their luck.

Paragraph one group of men will make gestures clear, that you should go elsewhere to describe the summery Helsinki.

to Look the best go to the market square in the crowd.

Captain Seppo Kujala the Helsinki police department to identify the above-mentioned situation. The phenomenon is police new last summer and early fall, but it is not considered a big problem.

Observations gambling is not much to come, but we observed these occasions the market square environment. One of the reported activities was done, but it did not lead to more measures due to lack of evidence.

Three cups a dice game played for money Helsinki, next to the market square in mid-July.Jarno Virtanen / Yle

Kujala urges people to avoid street gambling games.

– I Estimate that even if profit opportunities exist, so in principle the game to collect more wins than the player.

kujala, according to the streets to threaten the game running apparently South - east and Eastern Europe come from individuals. Similar observations have also in other European cities.

Police will review the activities of self-threat in the game, but also the disruption caused by the season. It does not cause interference to public safety and order.

in August, the British broadcasting company BBC report (go to another service) similar to a gambling scam in central London. When 14 different people ran the Westminster bridge with the same "three-dice -trick" as this thing on video in Helsinki in mid-July.

according to the BBC, tourists were tricked in London of thousands of euros. The london police was arrested by August 30 people in the street-gambling related.

police board: an Interesting phenomenon

What does the law say on the street playable game? It is a tricky thing.

of gambling and lottery supervision of the police the government to keep the marketplace of the cases interesting. The question is whether competition, whether money from their own skills or whether it is a scam company, told the inspector general Mikko Cantell the police of the government.

It's not the money - or lottery, but a game of skill, if the player success truly the better, more capable with your own eyes to follow the dice movements. Even though we play for money. If the rolling is done in a very long time, the skill will become less important and coincidence begins to be of importance. If this kind of the game contribute to the money and wins the cash prize would constitute gambling.

Cantell remind you that in Finland, gambling in get to execute the just Betting. Also the goods-the lottery organization is a licensed activity.

The trading market case, it might be more of a parlor trick than a skill sport.

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the BBC: Tourists being scammed for thousands in the 'three cup trick' (switch to another service)

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