Baccarat Channel Closed By Police

Baccarat Channel Closed By Police

Tokyo, Japan, 19 May 1998 (SAT-ND) -- The police in Macau, a
Portuguese-ruled enclave in mainland China, said it had busted a "satellite
casino" that beamed illegal gambling programmes to several Asian countries.

Baccarat gamblers in Taiwan, Beijing, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and
the Philippines participated via telephone. TV transmissions from the
"casino" were scrambled and only available to subscribers.

Sources close to the investigation were quoted as saying that the
operation's monthly turnover exceeded US$12 million. Twelve people, nine of
them from Thailand, were detained. The Macau police did not say what
satellite was involved.

Source: Sat-ND

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