Illegal gambling centres in Taman Segambut back in business

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  • Saturday, 04 Jun 2016

Like a bad rash, 15 illegal gambling centres in the Taman Segambut Industrial area are back in business despite being shut down last year.

Following an enforcement crackdown last October, the centres closed for business for a few months.

"However, in February (this year), they were back in business and new centres have also mushroomed.

"These illegal gambling centres have either doubled up as cyber cafes or snooker centres, mostly manned by foreigners, and located at prime areas," said Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

He added that most of the illegal gambling centres were open all day where anyone could enter the premises.

"The workers are there to teach the patrons how to gamble. The lowest bid is for RM1,” said Lim.

He stressed that he would provide a list with all the 15 addresses of the illegal centres to the police for immediate action, adding that the authorities need to eradicate these centres to prevent social ills.

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