Tor POON

Tor POON

“Don‘t assume an elderly such as I wouldn’t be gambling, I do pay visits to bookmakers. I’ve made this clear to everybody.”


Tor POON
Retired Restaurant Business Owner

Born in Mainland China


Mr. Tor Poon was hooked on gambling his whole life. Back in Hong Kong, with his skills in Siu Mei, (meat roasting and barbecuing), Tor Poon lived a life of luxury and at a young age, he was a shareholder of six Hong Kong restaurants. Living a bachelor’s life, Tor Poon spent all his free time in casinos and gradually became addicted to gambling. He ended up losing all his money and a huge amount of debts to pay off. He decided to come to the UK hoping for a different life. Unfortunately, some time after his arrival to the UK, Tor Poon reclaimed his old habit: he continued to gamble ceaselessly, becoming penniless in his retirement. For the time being, Tor Poon claims to be free from compulsive gambling due to the fact that he has not even a penny left to gamble away. The pension he receives every month is barely enough to cover living costs. In explaining why he has a gambling addiction, he concluded that by not having any other hobbies, casinos or bookmakers became places for leisure and where he could kill time.