More nabbed for illegal gambling den activities

Punters caught in an illegal gambling den in Petain Road in March. A former gambler described how such illicit operations have been held in shophouses, private apartments and even on a boat outside Singapore waters.
Punters caught in an illegal gambling den in Petain Road in March. A former gambler described how such illicit operations have been held in shophouses, private apartments and even on a boat outside Singapore waters.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

535 arrests last year; rise in number comes even as online gambling gains popularity

The exhilaration of anticipation at the card table, the feel of the deck, and the promise of cold hard cash.

At least one former gambler said such thrilling feelings were what led him to frequent illegal gambling dens.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2018, with the headline 'More nabbed for illegal gambling den activities'. Print Edition | Subscribe