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Illegal Casino Raided in Melbourne

Posted at 21:23 2013-07-23 by Matthew Pitt

On Friday night, at around 10:00pm, the Critical Incident Response Team raided a warehouse in Duke Street, Abbotsford and discovered an illegal casino was operating there.

Police officers stormed the building after a month-long investigation suggested an illegal gambling den was operating at the warehouse. A 36-year old man was arrested and remains in custody, while 26 other people are expected to be charged on summons after being found in the property.

According to The Age Victoria, officers seized gaming tables, gaming chips, gambling paraphernalia, business records, and large amounts of cash along with alcohol, cannabis and cocaine.

Inspector Michael Beattie described what his offers discovered at the property.

“Behind the rather drab exterior of this factor there is quite an elaborate entertainment area, which included gaming tables, a bar, a band playing and sexually explicit entertainment. We will allege that organising attendance at this venue is done through a social media site and we will be alleging that large amounts of money are going through this operation.”

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Lead image courtesy of ABC News

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