Police in the southern province of Dong Nai raided a big gambling den run by Chinese nationals on Friday, arresting 50 gamblers and seizing a large amount of cash.
The gambling place is disguised as an arcade game establishment named Tia Chop Bac at 8A Dong Khoi Street in the provincial capital of Bien Hoa.
More than VND1 billion (US$44,000) worth of betting were recorded at the place on a daily basis, according to police.
This is thus the biggest gambling place ever busted in Dong Nai, officers added.
The gambling facility is equipped with around 20 arcade game machines and operated by a few dozens of staffs.
Dong Nai police said they had closely observing the facility before Friday’s raid.
Police have seized around VND500 million (US$22,000) in cash and all kinds of document recording betting and transactions in the crackdown.
Hoang Nguyen Tung Anh, a 22-year-old resident of the northern city of Hai Phong, has worked as Tia Chop Bac director since March, according to preliminary investigation.
However, all operations of the gambling facility appeared to be run by a Chinese man who constantly monitored its activities through a modern CCTV camera system, according to officers.
Police are working to investigate the case further.
On September 11, a massive online gambling ring was busted in Ho Chi Minh City, with nearly VND10 billion (US$440,000) in cash seized and dozens of gamblers arrested.
On June 16, police in Ho Chi Minh City also raided a gambling den disguised as a game center in District 5, seizing VND485 million (US$21,300) and arresting 34 gamblers.
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