Seized: Fake coins for jackpot machines - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A FACTORY making fake coins, many of which are used at jackpot machines in gambling dens, have literally run out of luck.

About 10,000 fake RM1 ($0.43) coins were seized by police at the raid in Puchong, Petaling Jaya, yesterday at 2am.

Another batch of 10,000 coins which have not been pressed were also found.

A 22-year-old man who was checking the newly-minted coins was arrested. Some of the coins were reportedly used in Genting casinos too, reported Guang Ming Daily.

They are reportedly snapped up by hawkers, taxi drivers and jackpot addicts who frequent small gambling dens.

They buy 1,000 fake coins for RM700, 'enjoying' a discount of RM300 of the market value.

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