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Police swoop in gaming cheat’ crackdown

PUBLISHED: 19:20 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 05 October 2010

THREE men have been arrested in police swoops across East London today (Thurs) on allegations of cheating at casinos and licensed betting offices. They have been detained on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation. It was the first joint operation of its kind between Scotland Yard’s Clubs & Vice Unit and the Gambling Commission

THREE men have been arrested in police swoops across East London today (Thurs) on allegations of cheating at casinos and licensed betting offices.

They have been detained on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation.

It was the first joint operation of its kind between Scotland Yard's Clubs & Vice Unit and the Gambling Commission.

Officers arrested a 42-year-old at his home in Hackney, a 53-year old at his address in Dagenham and a 30-year-old in Woodford Green.

The investigation to combat organised gaming fraud, codenamed Suresh, started in January.

It has been looking into what the officer leading the inquiry, Det Ins John Anderson, described as men who have been "repeatedly committing fraud to gain entry to gaming establishments with the aim of cheating."

The three men are in custody today at a central London police station.

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