177 police officers raid 9 illegal gambling dens in a building at Shau Kei Wan and arrest gamblers aged between 41 – 91 years old

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Police busted several gambling syndicates which operated 9 illegal casinos in Eastway Towers, Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan. According to sources, the consolidated daily profit reached HK$100,000 for each casino. They even had security guards and surveillance cameras to check on the patrons. Commissions were also charged for drinks served.

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Police have kept the building under surveillance for a while and finally special forces from various police departments raided the building today at 12pm. A total of 177 police officers were deployed to raid and search 15 units inside the building, 9 gambling dens were found and busted. 66 men and 48 women aged between 41 and 91 years old were arrested. 8 of them were staff working at the illegal casinos while the rest were gamblers. A total of 61 mahjong tables, 117 set of mahjong and HK$33,000 were seized.

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