Bowling: Spectre of illegal gambling resurfaces at local bowling centres

The spotlight is on the problem after Shin Min Daily reported last week that 14 out of the 36 lanes at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Yishun were used for illegal betting.
The spotlight is on the problem after Shin Min Daily reported last week that 14 out of the 36 lanes at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Yishun were used for illegal betting.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The spotlight is on the problem after Shin Min Daily reported last week that 14 out of the 36 lanes at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Yishun were used for illegal betting.
The spotlight is on the problem after Shin Min Daily reported last week that 14 out of the 36 lanes at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club in Yishun were used for illegal betting.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - The bets range from $1 to a couple of thousands, and some punters even blatantly throw $1,000 bills on the table for the bookmakers to collect.

This is not some dingy gambling den in a back lane. Rather, such activities take place under the bright lights of some bowling centres here, mostly during in-house leagues and competitions.

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