"The game of the three bells is not a crime" – Repubblica.it

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ROME – The game of the "three bells", of the three cards, of the three tablets is not a crime. The judges of the Court of Cassation deny that this game – still proposed in the Italian squares or in the rest areas of the roadside restaurants – represents in itself a form of deception and fraud against those who agree to participate.In their sentence 48159 of 2019, the judges reaffirm what the Court of Cassation has already written in a sentence dated 1985 (the number 11666). "Whoever directs the game does not realize any artifice or deception, but rather a regular continuity of movements", albeit with "extreme skill".
Of this "skill and dexterity", those who accept to play are well aware. If he loses as he loses, worse for him. Of course, different is the case in which a "fraudulent activity" is associated "with the skill and dexterity of the person running the game". The situation is different when the dealer lets the unfortunate "chicken" believe he has particular visual skills. Skills that will make your winnings easy.But in the present case the judges of the Court of Cassation see no fraudulent activity. Nor is it proven that the dealer encouraged the "chicken" by letting him understand that he would certainly win.

For all these reasons, the Court of Cassation annuls the second instance sentence of the Court of Appeal of Bologna which had condemned a man from Caivano (province of Naples) and a woman from Lucca for "fraud in the competition". And this decision of the Court of Cassation certainly will not please Strip the News that many times – between 2009 and 2016 – he denounced the game of the "three bells".

Strip the News also revealed the trick of the game. Whoever holds the bar, as the first move moves the bell that hides the ball. And – while doing this movement – he takes out the ball that is moved under another bell without the "chicken" noticing.

So is everything fine for the lord of Caivano and the lady from Lucca who kept the game bench? Not entirely. According to the court of first instance, the lord of Caivano and the lady of Lucca took the money from the player's hands "without his having materially even banked part of that sum".

And it is this act of taking possession of the money of others that the Court of Cassation asks to focus on, in a new trial. The Court of Cassation writes: "The removal of the mobile property of others – that is, of money – constitutes the presupposition of other criminal cases with respect to fraud".

Of the Cassation sentence, he wrote the "Studio Cataldi".

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