Milan, 1 July (askanews) – The military of the Provincial Command of the Guardia di Finanza discovered on Monday morning a clandestine gambling den in the Chinatown area where several Chinese citizens were intent on playing poker. The Green Basques of the Ready-to-Use Group of Milan were suspicious by the presence of internal lighting in a Chinese restaurant that has long been closed to the public. Entering the club, the financiers then heard an excited shouting coming from the upper floor and going up to check they found the clandestine gambling den with seven Chinese intent on playing a heated game of poker.
There was a large amount of cash and numerous chips on the card table. In other rooms the financiers then found a second poker table, a table used for the Chinese game of mahjong, other chips and several decks of cards still sealed. The presence of the specific equipment has led to believe that the gambling activity between Chinese citizens has been carried out for some time. The financiers then seized the premises used as a clandestine gambling den and more than 11,000 euros in cash. The seven perpetrators, all men between 20 and 30 years old, were charged with the crime of “gambling in a place open to the public”.