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Hyogo cops nab yakuza in casino bust

Seven Luck offered card and slot gambling online
Seven Luck offered card and slot gambling online (

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a member of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi criminal syndicate as a part of a bust of a casino operating illegally in Kakogawa City, reports the Kobe Shimbun (June 5).

On Saturday night, officers from the Kakogawa Police Station entered Seven Luck, located in the Hiraokacho area, on suspicion of the provision of illegal gambling via an internet connection.

Police arrested seven employees connected with the casino, including Naomichi Takeda, the 58-year-old manager. Takeda is a member of the Takumi-gumi, an affiliate gang of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi.

Seven Luck featured computers that allowed customers to play card and slot games online. Two male customers inside the parlors at the times of the raid were also arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling.

During the searches, police seized 1.6 million yen in cash and 8 computer terminals.