At approximately 10:55 a.m., officers raided casino Daikichi, located in the Nishiki entertainment district, and arrested Satoru Ogura, the 33-year-old manager, and nine male and female dealers for operating a wagering facility for profit.
Police also seized six baccarat tables, an unspecified number of slot machines and four million yen in cash, according to Chunichi Shimbun (Feb. 19). Six customers were also taken into custody on charges of illegal gambling.
Ogura has refused to comment on the allegations.
A memo found on the premises by police at the time of the raid revealed that Daikichi collects approximately 70 million yen in revenue every 15 days. Police suspect that the operation is being used to fund organized crime.