According to the Ministry of Public Security, police have arrested 110,000 people suspected of involvement in cross-border gambling.
China.- The Ministry of Public Security has said that police have investigated more than 17,000 cross-border gambling cases and arrested 110,000 people in the past year.
The Ministry of Public Security reported that “more than 3,400 online gambling platforms” had been disrupted together with over 2,800 illegal payment platforms.
The government has changed China’s criminal code to make cross-border gambling a criminal offence.
Earlier this year, Chinese authorities added new overseas gambling destinations to the country’s blacklist of destinations to which cross-border transfers are controlled.
Guangdong offers leniency to those involved in cross-border gambling activities
The Public Security Department from the province of Guangdong has offered those involved in cross-border gambling a more lenient treatment if they turn themselves to the authorities by April 30.
According to a police statement, authorities have already investigated 966 cross-border gambling cases and arrested 10,034 suspects.
Police also detected 200 illegal payment platforms and underground banks in the province.