A total of 15 people were intercepted by the Hong Kong police following a raid in an unregistered casino den situated in the North Point last December 7. Out of 15, seven were Filipino.
However, over police bail, all 15 players were released and none of them were charged, according to The SUN.
The raid, which was conducted by Special Duty Squad officers of the Eastern District Police, caught a local man, 29, who allegedly operated the unregistered casino. Police authorities failed to identify the names of the people involved but according to them, it comprises of 7 women and 8 men.
Additionally, aside from the Filipinos, there were also five locals, a Chinese man, and a Thai who were caught on the scene. About $3,000 cash, 2gaming machine, and game cards were also seized by the raiding team.
A local newspaper also said that the unregistered casino is allegedly run by a triad group. Even after their release, the players
Hong Kong prohibits all types of casino games aside from betting on horse racing, Mark Six lottery, and football. Mahjong parlors and social gambling are also exempted from the ban as stated by the Home Affairs Bureau.
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