Man arrested at gambling stall in Geylang; third such arrest in four days

A man in his 20s was arrested at a gambling stall in Geylang on Sunday (June 4) night.
A man in his 20s was arrested at a gambling stall in Geylang on Sunday (June 4) night.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER
A man in his 20s was arrested at a gambling stall in Geylang on Sunday (June 4) night.
A man in his 20s was arrested at a gambling stall in Geylang on Sunday (June 4) night.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - A man in his 20s promoting gambling in Geylang was arrested on Sunday (June 4) night, the third time in four days that the police made gambling-related arrests in that area.

The police told The Straits Times that they conducted an operation in Lorong 18 Geylang on Sunday at 9.45pm.

A man in his 20s, understood to be a "promoter" for the "456" or "See Goh Lak" gambling tables set up there, was arrested .

A reader told Shin Min Daily News in a report on Monday (June 5) that four to five tables were set up on Sunday, and said that about 100 people had gathered there.

On Saturday (June 3), two men aged 22 and 28 were arrested in an operation in Lorong 16 and Lorong 18, Geylang at about 2.30am. ST understands that they were players and not dealers.

On Thursday (June 1), another "promoter", 32, was arrested in an operation along the two roads at 10.55pm.

All four men were arrested under the Common Gaming Houses Act and police investigations are ongoing.

The "See Goh Lak" gambling tables in Lorong 14, Lorong 16 and Lorong 18, Geylang, have operated for many years. While the police regularly sweep the area, the gambling tables continue to flourish, Shin Min said.

Anyone convicted of gaming in a common gaming house faces a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or six months' jail.