It is said that a day is incomplete without tea. Tea lovers feel the power of Rome at the very mention of a sip of tea. But you realize that the same cup from which you are sipping tea during the day has become the new way of betting for bookies. So..! Bookies in Rajkot now adopt hi-tech technology to interact with punters.
The ID opens upon scanning the code
In which a QR code is placed in the cup of tea. Scanning it opens the ID for online gambling. This technique is so finely tuned that even the city police of Rajkot itself is left asleep and bookies are betting in full swing during the IPL season. This type of racket is being run in India for the first time. Divya Bhaskar tried to find out by investigating the racket.
Next to the cafe logo is the betting code
IPL i.e. Indian Premier League has started since last one and a half month and along with the start of this exciting IPL, during the match, run fair and losing win gambling also started on the cricket match. In the hi-tech era, bookies have also become hi-tech. A new alchemy is being adopted by bookies to avoid police capture and direct contact with punters. Online gambling was advertised in a tea cup in a cafe on Hard Sama Kalavad Road in Rajkot, with the cafe’s logo on one side of the cup and a QR code for online gambling on the other side, which can be scanned and further processed for online gambling.
A website opens
Play and win this IPL with MGLION has been placed in the advertisement on the tea cup. Along with that, a large QR code is placed next to it. Scanning this code first opens a website called MGLION. Which includes different sports i.e. cricket matches, football, online casino games. However, since maximum IPL cricket matches are gambled in Gujarat, this home page provides information about the prices of each IPL match as well as the favorite team.
This is how gambling begins
Not only this, then the symbol of WhatsApp is displayed on the home page, on clicking on which a message is sent to the number 635, a message is written in English asking whether you want an automatic online ID or not. And there comes a message like ‘ID chahiye sir’. By typing yes in it, UPI ID, Google Pay, and Phone Pay numbers are given from the front. In which the Google Pay number is 7659 while the phonepay number is 7659 and it is mentioned that the first deposit is 100 rupees.
After the DB’s report, the police started an investigation
Regarding this, Rajkot ACP Crime Bharat Basia while talking to Divyabhaskar said that the information has reached us through Divyabhaskar, a specific investigation will also be conducted and if necessary, specific legal action will also be taken. However, it is also coming to light that the cafe manager has stopped giving this cup to the customers after coming to know about this matter.