Fukuoka prefectural police conducted simultaneous raids on two related illegal gambling shops on February 1, including a roulette parlor named “Hope” in the Nakasu entertainment district. A total of ten people were arrested.
As part of the raids, the police seized about 27 million yen (about US$245,000) in cash, which they believe was part of the illegal proceeds from the roulette game. Police suspect that these businesses are related to yakuza groups, which remain strongest in northern Kyushu as opposed to other parts of Japan.
The other shop raided, also in Nakasu, was called “Jupiter” and was allegedly running illegal internet gambling services. (AGB Nippon)