Mumbai police say online gambling ring run from cyber cafes

Mumbai police arrested staff at six cyber cafes for alleged involvement in an online gambling operation. Officers said a few citizens had filed complaints after losing  ₹100,00 to ₹250,000 ($1,650-$4,130), so police sent in undercover officers to investigate. They said the cafes charged ₹1,000 to create an account, then granted players access to casino games via mobile phone or internet, with winnings delivered to their homes or picked up at the cafes. Police alleged that the cafes involved, which operated for two years, are among some 300 in the city franchised by Game King Pvt. Ltd. Those arrested included 21 players and 12 cafe staff.