Three people involved in the operation of an online casino shop have been arrested in Naka-ku, Nagoya for allowing computers to be used for gambling on baccarat.
According to local police, 47-year-old staff member Shuichi Nakamura is suspected of using computers in the internet casino shop “LEAF” to gamble on baccarat with customers on 14 March. Two customers were also arrested.
According to the police, three employees of the store are suspected of frequently playing online baccarat at the illegal casino and two customers are suspected of having gambled in the shop with them.
Police seized JPY1.23 million (US$11,200) in cash and 13 computers from the shop. The police have not disclosed whether the three employees have admitted to or denied the charges but the two customers are confirmed to have admitted to the charges.
The illegal casino shop is believed to have made nearly JPY1 million (US$9,000) a day and the police are investigating whether the proceeds were used to fund gang activity.