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Singapore Police arrest 25 people for illegal gambling activities

22 July 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Singapore Police Force arrested 13 men and 12 women, aged between 31 and 76 in an operation conducted along Gambas Crescent by Woodlands Police Division for their suspected involvements in illegal gambling activities.

On 20 July 2023, a 39-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, were allegedly found to have acted as a gaming service provider to 23 persons, aged between 31 and 76, at an industrial premise along Gambas Crescent. Cash amounting to $19,752, 11 hand phones and gaming-related paraphernalia were seized during the operation as case exhibits. Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Gambling Control Act 2022, anyone who is found to be involved in unlawful gaming or betting operations shall be liable on conviction to a fine of up to $200,000 and shall also be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to five years. Under the same Act, any person who gambles with an unlawful gambling service provider shall be liable on conviction to a fine of up to $10,000, imprisonment for a term of up to six months, or both.

The Singapore Police Force take a serious view of all forms of illegal gambling activities and will continue to take tough enforcement action against those who are involved in such activities.

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