Notting Hill illegal gambling den busted

Police have uncovered an illegal gaming venue allegedly operating at a Notting Hill warehouse.

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Police have uncovered an illegal gaming venue allegedly operating at a Notting Hill warehouse.

Victoria Police’s State Liquor Unit executed a gaming and liquor warrant at a Notting Hill warehouse on Blackburn Rd on August 2 around 8pm.

Police allege the venue was operating as a gambling business despite having no licence to do so.

Ten people were gambling inside when police attended.

Gaming tables, gaming cards, poker chips, cash, phones and alcohol were seized.

A 37-year-old Clyde North man was arrested and is expected to be charged on summons with:

•Conducting unauthorised gambling;
•Advertising unauthorised gambling;
•Providing a place for unauthorised gambling;
•Selling liquor without a licence;
•Consuming liquor on unlicensed premises; and
•Having liquor on unlicensed premises.

A further 12 people at the venue were interviewed and are “assisting police with their enquiries.”

The operation forms part of a month-long State Liquor Unit investigation into illegal gambling and trade of alcohol.

Uniform police from Glen Waverley and the Public Order Response Team were also involved.

SOURCEVictoria Police
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