‘Chinese only’ casino raided

A highly confidential ‘Chinese only’ casino den carried out on the 28th floor of a luxury condominium apartment in Kollupitiya without any licence and even when gaming centres are still not been permitted to open owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, was raided by the Colombo City Excise officials last night.

The Excise sleuths on information used a security official of the same 30-storied condominium to get into the secret casino den, which had been operated by a Chinese national in two of its highly paid spacious apartments since January this year.

When the officials raided the place there had been 11 Chinese nationals including three females who had visited to obtain its services as clients.

The officials seized stocks of local and foreign liquor with imported cigarettes worth up to Rs.200, 000 with various gaming boards, equipment and casino chips of numerous denominations as well as cash amounting to Rs.6.5 million brought by the players.

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