TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a slot parlor operating illegally in Taito Ward, reports TV Asahi (June 24).
Police raided parlor Marvel, located in the Ueno area, and arrested manager Toshiyuki Suzuki for providing customers with the use of high-return pachi suro (pachinko slot) machines deemed illegal under the law.
“I was working for an illegal parlor but I was also troubled by money,” the suspect is quoted by police.
Police also seized 44 machines from the parlor.
In order to evade a bust, Marvel was equipped with a double door and surveillance camera system that monitored customers entering and exiting the premises.