Being arrested for online gambling

Don’t Online Gamble in Malaysia

November 13, 2008

If you want to participate in online gambling, you are going to want to not do it in Malaysia because they just aren’t putting up with it. Police in Kuantan, the capital of Pahang state in Malaysia, have continued with their sweeping raids in an attempt to curtail online gambling.

They have arrested another 17 people this week in the Gabang area by simply sweeping through the cyber-cafes that have popped up in the city. They know that many of these cafés offer online gambling access, so they go in and arrest those that are participating as well as those that are running the places.

The police are seizing the computers and cash in these illegal online gambling locations, with the latest one taking place in Jalan Besar, Gambang. They detained those that were in the location participating in online gambling around 10:30 pm. They ranged in age from 20-50.

The police said that two of those detained were working the online gambling venue, while the rest of them were playing. They say that in addition to this raid, they have arrested 55 people as well as seized 38 computers. This latest raid ended in the seizure of nine computers.

The police said that the owners would be investigated “under Section (1)(b) of Common Gaming House Act 1953” and they could face up to three years in jail if convicted. They could also be looking at a fine of RM 50,000 – or both of these things. They will also undoubtedly have their cybercaf√© licenses revoked.

Reference:http://www.gamblingphd.com/news/november-08/malaysia.htm

Above is a news about 55 people have being arrested by police for online gambling activity.As u can see under the act you will being sentenced to jail and fine for of fencing the laws.So please keep in mind not to join online gambling activity.