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.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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