Police arrested three men and were hunting two of their accomplices for allegedly conning a 23-year-old student from a wealthy family in a HK$1 million gambling scam in Macau, Apple Daily reported on Friday.
The victim surnamed Wong, a sophomore at a university in the UK who has just returned to Hong Kong for the New Year holiday, visited Macau earlier this month.
After losing HK$50,000 in a casino, he left for the pier in the early morning of Jan. 5, but was approached by several men who talked him into joining a VIP club.
Membership in the club would allow him to continue playing in the casinos and get a free hotel room, a chauffeur-driven limousine and a sightseeing helicopter tour of the city, the men told him.
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