SINGAPORE: Three folks will be charged on Thursday (Nov 25) with illegal betting offences. The two males and one girl have been investigated after an enforcement operation alongside 8 Sentosa Gateway, stated the police on Wednesday. The girl, 58, had allegedly positioned illegal horse bets. She will be charged for betting with a bookmaker, in addition to appearing as a bookmaker after allegedly breaching a 12-month conditional warning issued to her for the identical offence in February 2021. A 61-year-old man can also be accused of accumulating an illegal horse wager and can be charged for appearing as a bookmaker. The third particular person, a 70-year-old man, allegedly collected an illegal horse wager through textual content messages and can be charged for offering distant playing providers. Anyone discovered responsible of betting with a bookmaker can be fined up to S$5,000, jailed for up to six months, or each. Those discovered responsible of being concerned in bookmaking, or offering illegal distant playing providers, can be fined between S$20,000 and S$200,000, and jailed for up to 5 years. The police stated it will proceed to clamp down on felony activities, together with illegal betting. “Those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law,” stated the police.
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