China announces new measures against cross-border gambling

Chinese authorities are committed to tackling cross-border gambling.
Chinese authorities are committed to tackling cross-border gambling.

The Cyberspace Administration of China has announced four new measures to fight cross-border gambling.

China.- China continues to wage war on cross-border gambling, both online gambling and gambling at casinos beyond China’s borders.

Now, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced four new measures.

According to Global Times, the CAC’s proposal includes:

  • Enhancing precision strikes on overseas gambling groups.
  • Strengthening supervision of blockchain services and related platforms.
  • Consolidating the responsibility of online platforms.
  • Forming effective structure within responsible authorities.

Authorities will punish online platforms that provide paid promotion services for overseas gambling. The CAC will also monitor blockchain services, including cloud storage and virtual private network services (VPN) to have more extensive control. 

Since authorities declared a form of amnesty in February, 914 residents of mainland China have confessed to involvement in cross-border gambling crimes.

The Ministry of Public Security said that police have investigated more than 18,000 cross-border gambling cases and arrested 110,000 people since 2020.

According to Zhao Kezhi, the minister of public security, police also detected 2,800 illegal payment platforms, more than 3,400 gambling platforms and over 2,200 gambling promotion platforms.

Police also raided underground banks and 1,400 illegal technical teams connected to cross-border gambling.

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