Singapore: 89 investigated for illegal horse betting

The suspects are aged between 34 and 87.
The suspects are aged between 34 and 87.

Police have carried out multiple raids and identified 89 men suspected of being bookmakers, runners and punters.

Singapore.- The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has reported that 89 men are being investigated for alleged involvement in illegal horse betting. According to preliminary reports, police carried out multiple raids between February 14 and February 20, seizing more than S$30,000 in cash, plus mobile phones and documents.

The suspects are aged between 34 and 87 and are believed to have been either bookmakers, runners as well as punters. All suspects are being investigated under the Gambling Act and 10 are being investigated under the Remote Gambling Act.

Those convicted of wagering with bookmakers could be fined up to S$5,000, jailed for up to six months, or both. Anyone involved in bookmaking could face a fine between S$20,000 to S$200,000 and could be jailed for up to five years.

Anyone involved in illegal online gambling could face a $5,000 fine, up to six months in prison, or both. Those convicted for providing illegal online gambling services could be fined between S$20,000 to S$200,000, go to jail for up to five years or both.

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