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We've long thought of playing bingo as a crime against common decency, but a real crime? Who would've thought? Certainly not the British tourists in Turkey who just got taken to the police station and fined for playing bingo at an Altinkum bar in the hope of winning a drink.
British holidaymakers Sarah Holland and Carla Harrison had this to say of their run-in with some Turkish police who considered the bingo game unlicensed gambling:
They seized the bingo ball and took our tickets away from us. It was a terrifying experience and very scary.
So if anybody in Turkey tries to talk you into playing bingo, just say no. Unless you're an elderly pensioner with a bingo addiction that shouldn't be too hard, right?