An alleged bookmaking operation raided by police was using 10 computers and an Internet link - believed to be the first time the Internet has figured in an illegal gambling case in Hong Kong. The computers and associated modems were seized with betting slips worth $1 million in a flat in Hoi Har Mansion, Riviera Garden, Tsuen Wan, during Wednesday's Happy Valley race meeting. Police said the operation had apparently stopped short of soliciting business over the network because it would allow easy detection. Instead, it was using information on odds provided by a leading Internet company to analyse risks and decide whether to lay off bets on the Jockey Club. The alleged operators were released on bail of $10,000 each. Internet users in the territory can bet on English football and a wide variety of other overseas sporting events using their credit cards.