On Tuesday, police arrested eight people in connection with an illegal internet casino called Peach in Sakai city, Osaka Prefecture. Among those netted was a senior member of the Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza gang.
According to police, patrons played baccarat and other games on computer to earn points, which could later be converted into cash. Two of those arrested were patrons.
The police investigation of Peach reportedly began with a tip in February from a member of the public who was upset that a friend had become addicted to gambling and was losing money at the internet casino. (AGB Nippon)