Illegal Betting Venues Popping up in Florida County

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An increasing number of illegal betting venues are popping up within Orange County, Florida, this according to a police report.

The rise in venues is taking place mostly within areas populated by Vietnamese immigrants, who flooded the area after the fall of Saigon. The venues are disguised as homes, and offered video blackjack and video poker. Instead of complimentary drinks, drugs were given out at the venues, which ran late into the night.

The houses are well-disguised and are generally only able to be detected when the parties are ongoing. Commenting on the houses Police Lieutenant Tom Dare said, "It's a hub for organized crime. Off a slaphouse, you're probably making $100,000 a month - easy."

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20 July 2016 - 9:59pm

Well, not surprised by the news. The illegal gambling is most common in Asia so no wonder the Vietnamese immigrants are those who often organise it in the States too.