Three men are accused of bookmaking and 11 of betting, while a woman is also being investigated for breaching the Remote Gambling Act.
Singapore.- Officers from Woodlands Police Division are investigating 15 people for alleged illegal gambling activities following a series of raids. Police say three men are suspected of being bookmakers and eleven of betting. A woman who is being investigated for an offence under the Remote Gambling Act.
Those being investigated are aged between 38 and 86 years old. Police seized two mobile phones, cash and gambling-related paraphernalia.
A few days ago, police in Singapore reported that 43 people between the ages of 22 and 81 were arrested on suspicion of engaging in illegal gambling activities in a series of raids conducted between November 20 and January 4. Those arrested were 30 men and 13 women.
On December 15 2021, officers also carried out a raid and found 21 people at a residential unit in Toh Crescent in Loyang. Police arrested 13 people for violating the “Foreign Workers Employment Law” and for conducting illegal gambling activities. Police seized a poker table and other gambling equipment.
Singapore’s gaming laws establish anyone caught gambling can be fined a minimum of S$20,000 and jailed for up to five years. Anyone who bets with a bookmaker can be fined up to S$5,000, jailed up to six months, or both.