Five arrested at gambling den live-streaming foreign casino
Woman, 54, arrested with assistant and suspected gamblers; chips and cash worth HK$500,000 confiscated in second raid on an illegal den this month
Five Hong Kong people, aged from 23 to 56, were arrested by police late on Wednesday at an illegal gambling den in Kowloon that live-streamed baccarat games from a casino in the Philippines.
Police raided a flat at 55 Nam Cheong Street in Sham Shui Po in Kowloon at around 10pm, Apple Daily reported. They arrested a 54-year-old woman surnamed Chiu, who was believed to be the operator of an illegal gambling establishment at the flat, and a man, 23, surnamed Kwong, who was her assistant.
Officers arrested another man and two women on suspicion of gambling in an illegal establishment.
Police also confiscated HK$460,000 (US$58,901) in gambling chips and HK$40,000 in cash along with two computers and a television set in the flat, Oriental Daily reported.
The gambling den, believed to have no triad support, allegedly started operating a month ago.
This was the second raid on a gambling den this month. On July 6, officers arrested four people during a raid at a similar set-up in Mong Kok.