Dubai court jails 16 in bust on illegal casino

A Syrian policeman was among the gamblers at the venue in JBR
Dubai court jails 16 in bust on illegal casino
A Dubai court has jailed 16 men, including a Syrian policeman, of operating or taking part in an illegal casino based in Jumeirah Beach Residence.
By Staff writer
Fri 19 Jul 2013 09:47 AM

A Dubai court has jailed 16 men, including a Syrian policeman, of operating or taking part in an illegal casino based in Jumeirah Beach Residence, it was reported.

The casino, which was named ‘Volcano’, has been shut down and 30 gambling machines were confiscated, according to a report by the Sharjah-based The Gulf Today newspaper.

Four men, including an Uzbek salesman, a Bangladeshi salesman, an Emirati pensioner and an unemployed Emirati were convicted for operating the illegal gambling den.

Twelve customers were also jailed for three months and included a Bahraini engineer, an Egyptian investor, an Egyptian driver, an Emirati employee, two public relations clerks, a Jordanian, a Comorian and six Syrians, including a police officer.

The 16 were arrested following a sting operation where undercover Dubai police officers attended the venue posing as potential customers.

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