Police have arrested eight syndicate members for illegal gambling activities involving soccer and horse racing.

The eight suspects — seven men and one woman aged between 25 and 53 — were held during a nine-hour operation on Saturday at various locations in western Singapore. All have been released on police bail.

Cops also seized computers, phones, note books and around £4,000 in cash.

Investigators say syndicate members took bets on football matches and horse racing online, with payment made via bank transfers.


The crime of “Acting as a Bookmaker” faces stiff penalities in Singapore, including fines of between £8,500 and £85,000 AND up to five years in jail.

Anyone convicted of betting with an illegal bookmaker faces up to £2,000 in fines or six months in jail.


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