Over 260 people were arrested by the police during raids on illegal gambling dens in Odisha’s Ganjam district over the past 24 hours.This hints at the extent of gambling in the region from Dussehra festivities till Kumar Purnima festival on Sunday. According to police sources, since Saturday night, 14 gambling dens were raided in Berhampur police district, 95 people were arrested and over ₹4.24 lakh in cash seized. In Ganjam police district, 32 gambling dens were raided during the same period with the arrest of 166 gamblers and seizure of over ₹4.79 lakh in cash. Ganjam revenue district has two police districts.Over the past one week, the police have been raiding illegal gambling dens in Ganjam district. On October 10 night, the police busted a major illegal gambling den in Berhampur with the seizure of ₹7.68 lakh in cash and arrest of 15 gamblers. Those arrested include two former corporators of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation and a branch manager of a private bank.