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Aichi cops raid illegal casino in Nagoya, arrest 14

Outside casino God in Naka Ward
Outside casino God in Naka Ward

NAGOYA (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police on Wednesday busted a casino operating illegally in Naka Ward that likely benefited organized crime, reports NHK (Feb. 12).

At approximately 10:55 a.m., officers raided casino God, located in the Sakae entertainment area, and arrested Kazutoshi Iwai, the 34-year-old manager, and nine other employees for operating a wagering facility for profit.

Police also seized 60 slot machines, 10 personal computers, which were used for baccarat wagering, and nine million yen in cash. Five male customers, including a gang member, were also taken into custody on charges of illegal gambling.

Iwai admits to the allegations.

Police suspect that revenue from the operation is being used to fund organized crime.