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Man sentenced to three months prison, AED 10,000 fine, and deportation for an illegal gambling operation. 

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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gambler running game public road taken custody

A gambler who was running a game on a public road was taken into custody by a police officer.

 The police officer saw a group of people gambling and joined them. The gambler told him that he could gamble for Dh10 and get the same amount of money whether he won or lost.

 The officer pretended to gamble to learn how the game worked, then he arrested him and sent him to the Public Prosecution.

In his testimony to the Public Prosecution, the police officer said that the accused was taken into custody and all of his tools were taken away, including an electric lamp that he used to light a part of the street that he had turned into a gambling circuit.

He said that he was the only one running and setting up the gambling game, and Dh20, which was the money from the game, was found in his possession. The accused said that he was caught in a public place and that he was using the sidewalk behind a hotel to set up a gambling game.

 He was sentenced to three months in prison and a fine of Dh100,000 from the Criminal Court. It also said that he had to leave the country after serving his time.

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