Singapore Gambling Raid Results in $1.74 Million Seized

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Police in Singapore have conducted a series of gambling raids, arresting 36 people and seizing a cool $1.74 million (Singapore Dollars) in the process.

The raids took place across multiple locations, including Bedok, Pasir Ris, Toa Payoh, Rivervale and Chinatown and ended up seeing suspects between the ages of 26 and 75 taken into custody. The rings were taking in money to facilitate online betting, but the specific games included weren't known as of press time. Laws in Singapore allow for lottery play and limited sports wagering.

Eleven of the men will be charged with remote gambling crimes, while others are being held pending further investigation. If the eleven are found guilty, they can be jailed for up to five years and given fines of between S$20,000 and S$200,000.

We'll follow this case and update readers as we learn more.

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31 July 2019 - 6:18pm

Laws in Singapore allow for lottery play and limited sports wagering.

And in my opinion that's a big part of the problem.
Police could conduct some raids here and there and arrest a few people but generally I don't think that would decide the problem generally...maybe they should consider legalizing sports betting and in fact the state get advantage of that in form of taxes instead.

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6 August 2019 - 5:09pm

I think that this illegal gambling rings are rather small, considering there were multiple raids.
Maybe, there are many illegal gambling sites popping up in Singapore too.