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Dead Man's Hand: Funeral Parlor Gambling Loophole

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 7th December 2004 12:41am
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CRIMINAL syndicates in Singapore are using funeral wakes as cover for mobile casinos by paying off grieving families to allow strangers to gamble near their loved ones' corpses, a report said.

The Straits Times said the syndicates have found a loophole under which card games are permitted at wakes, usually held for several days, to keep people occupied while paying respects to the dead and meeting friends and relatives.

Most funeral wakes in this largely ethnic-Chinese nation are held in ground floors of public housing estates where tables and tents, complete with refreshments, are set up for visitors, with the coffin as the centerpiece.



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