Chinese Poker Club Raided

Chinese Poker Club Raided

Monday, 11 January 2016

A poker room in China has been exposed as an elaborate front for an illegal gambling operation that reportedly earned more than $45 million in only six months.

According to police reports from the nation’s Hubei Province, the illegal gambling house targeted well-educated gamblers and was exposed following a lengthy investigation.

As it stands, gambling hubs are illegal in many parts of China but the underground casino used the guise of a poker room to fly under the radar. Police investigated the operation, which boasted 17 gaming tables alongside a pair of VIP rooms, and discovered that it was also offering a range of real-money games.

In addition, the operation, which was named Wuhan PK365 Club, was found to have earned $45.5 million in the first half of 2015.

The investigation led to the arrest and detainment of 140 gamblers and casino employees as well as 21 members of the gang reportedly running the illegal gambling operation. The case is now set to be investigated further and it could be many months before those in custody know their ultimate fate.

Tags: China, Wuhan PK365 Club, Hubei