Police raid midnight gambling den in Hong Kong, arrest 21

Hong Kong police arrested 21 people on Friday after a raid on a video arcade that is known to convert to a gambling venue after midnight, local media reports.

About 20 arcade machines, including fishing games and slot machines would transform into betting games, according to a police source.

“Initial investigation showed the gambling establishment operated from midnight to daybreak and its daily revenue could reach up to HK$10,000 a day,” the source said.

Gamblers would be able to buy cards to record their scores before playing on machines, they would be awarded points in each game, which could be exchanged for cash, which is illegal.

18 men and three women were arrested in total, along with HK $53,000 cash (US $6,800), five fishing games, and 14 slot machines.