Jobless accused of organising gambling game in the open

DUBAI — A Bangladeshi man stood trial in the Court of First Instance on Sunday accused of organising a gambling game in the open for the public.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 10:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

According to the prosecution records, the 25-year-old man, who is jobless, organised the game in a sandy yard in Al Quoz Industrial Area. He assembled players and agreed with them that whoever loses would pay a sum of money to the winner. He also allegedly played with them.

An Emirati police sergeant said during investigation that he was with another sergeant patrolling Al Quoz Industrial Area about 8pm on July 25. They spotted the defendant organising the gambling game among a group of people. The accused was allegedly explaining to a group of men, gathered around him, about the game. He was seen holding a screwdriver and a belt to play the game.

The sergeant said in his statement that his colleague arrested the accused and found sums of money with him, which were the revenue he got from the game. The other men, who were on the scene, fled the place as soon as the accused got arrested.

The defendant told the police that it was the first time he gambled and denied that he was organising or instigating people to gamble. He was taken into police custody.

He admitted during investigation by the Public Prosecution that he organised the gambling game in the open for the public. —

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