Nine arrested in Hong Kong for illegal gambling den

By Nathan Joyes

Hong Kong police have arrested nine people suspected to be involved in partaking in online baccarat games in Sham Shui Po.

A total of HK$240,000 (US$31,000) in betting chips and cash was seized from the property.

The operator is believed to have been a 57-year-old woman, who acted with an assistant. 

Operating a gambling business in Hong Kong can lead to a maximum of seven years in jail, alongside a HK$5m fine. Gambling in one of these illegal establishments can lead to up to nine months in jail and a HK$30,000 fine.

 

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