Singapore in Crackdown on Gambling and Vice Activities

37 Arrests in Singapore Gambling Raids

Police in Singapore reported yesterday that they have arrested 78 individuals between the ages of 19 and 85 during a six day operation,  aimed  at tackling gambling and vice in the City State.

In total 37 people were arrested for participating in illegal gambling activities and $6,500 Singapore Dollars and 14 computers were seized by the authorities. The co-ordinated raids were organised by Central Police Division and took place around the city.

Of the 37 people arrested on suspicion of being involved in gambling related activities, twenty seven were men and ten were women.

Should they be found guilty of ‘using a place as a common gambling house’ they could receive jail sentences of up to three years and or a fine of S$50,000 Singapore dollars.

Gambling is a common and popular past time in Singapore however, the operation of ‘gambling dens’ is strictly illegal and it is also illegal to ‘game’ in public. Legalised land based casinos are obviously exempt.

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Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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