Worker admits setting up street gambling game to Dubai court

Bangladeshi used an ironing board, a screwdriver and a belt to create the illegal game.

DUBAI // A worker has admitted in court that he organised a gambling game for the public on a pedestrian bridge in Deira.

Prosecutors charged 29-year-old Bangladeshi R B with organising the game on May 15 and also charged two Pakistanis, B A, 32, and Z A, 28, with taking part.

Records show the Bangladeshi used an ironing board, a screwdriver and a belt to set up the game.

The man told Dubai Criminal Court people would play the game and the losers would pay him Dh100.

Yemeni policeman A A said he visited the spot on Al Khaleej Road where the game was taking place after being tipped off about it.

“We saw R B organising the game and the Pakistani workers gambling. We apprehended them and found playing cards on R B and Dh100 each with the two Pakistanis,” A A said.

On Thursday the Bangladeshi confessed to setting up the game but both Pakistanis denied gambling.

The next hearing is on July 20.

tzriqat@thenational.ae

Published: June 25, 2015 04:00 AM

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