Child playhouses containing illegal gambling dens found

“Some child-playing houses are making money by running illegal betting businesses behind locked doors. Proprietors of such game shops will be arrested promptly if found. Presently, children are playing with toys while illegal gambling, including use of gambling machines, occurs, it is learnt. If and when such game shops are found, it is needed for the public, township police and township administrators to be informed. Effective actions will be taken against them. Every responsible person has been instructed not to be involved in such cases. Dubious personnel will have action taken if they are found to be involved in fraudulent cases,” said Col Tin Aung Tun, Yangon Region Minister for Border Affairs at the Yangon Region Hluttaw on Tuesday.

The response came In reply to a question raised by U Nay Phone Latt, Hluttaw representative of Thingangyun township constituency 1 as to whether there were plans to take action against shops that are running gambling games upstairs at the AKK Shopping Mall in Thingangyun township.

“Such game machines are ensured not to be imported into the country. Scrutiny of giving out licenses will be made in consultation with departments concerned”, Col Tin Aung Tun added.

There are 43 licensed child playhouses in Yangon Region, it is learnt.
Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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