Malaysian authorities have arrested a man on charges of being part of a criminal group recording card dealing at the Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore.
Authorities say that the Malaysian national had been recording the card dealing of a baccarat game, with possible penalties for the action under Singaporean law ranging up to $150,000 or a jail term of up to seven years.
The arrest follows an investigation commenced last year, which resulted in the charging of a 27-year-old Taiwanese national for alleged conspiracy.
At the time, authorities allege the man had used his phone to transmit the value and suit of the cards being dealt to a chat group, ‘15.12 Work in Singapore Chat Group’, believed to have been set up to record cards dealt at individual tables. It’s currently unsure the expected outcome of the recordings.
The individual was arrested by Malaysian authorities on February 3rd and subsequently handed to over to their Singaporean counterparts today.