DUBAI// Three workers caught gambling in public have been jailed in Dubai.
Bangladeshi R B, 29, who was found guilty of organising gambling games on a pedestrian bridge on Al Khaleej Road, on May 15, was sentenced to six months in prison.
R B used an ironing board, screwdriver and belt in the game, though no further details were given. At a previous hearing at Dubai Criminal Court, the defendant said anyone who lost the game would have to pay him Dh100.
Pakistanis B A, 32, and Z A, 28, were each sentenced to three months in jail.
Yemeni police officer A A told the court: “We saw R B organising and the Pakistanis playing.”
Last June, R B confessed to setting up the game, while B A and Z A denied charges of gambling. All three will be deported after serving their sentences.