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China continues to target cross-border gambling

Authorities have said that those who confess before May will be treated with lenience.
Authorities have said that those who confess before May will be treated with lenience.

The country has amended its criminal code to make it illegal for anyone to assist others in cross-border gambling.

China.- It seems China is determined to tackle cross-border gambling, both online gambling and gambling at casinos beyond China’s borders.

The country has changed its criminal code to make it illegal for anyone to assist others in cross-border gambling.

Authorities appear to have declared a form of amnesty, affirming that those who confess to involvement in cross-border gambling before May, will be treated with leniency by China’s Ministry of Public Security, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.

Liao Jinrong, director of the international cooperation department at the ministry, said: “Our goal is to completely paralyse the soliciting networks by the gambling groups working outside our country that target our people, and we will not give up until we achieve our goal.”

The targets for the government sanctions are casino operators, investors, managers or those that profit from casinos gaming rooms and gaming tables.

The authorities are also targeting the owners, providers and users of the online gaming sites and apps.

According to Liao Jinrong, police took legal action against 35,000 people involved in gambling activities in 2020.

Last year the Chinese Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress announced a proposed amendment that would criminalise the act of “luring” Chinese gamblers to overseas casinos.

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