Chinese online gambling bust

News on 16 Nov 2011

Shanghai City Police have detained eleven people for allegedly running an illegal internet gambling ring utilising overseas servers.

The main suspect, surnamed Xu, is accused of setting up a gambling website and promoting gambling in Mahjong parlours in the Yangpu District in Shanghai, China said a report in the Shanghai Daily.

A police raid resulted in the confiscation of 99 000 yuan ($15 600) and Xu’s computer.  Police said the suspects operation had accumulated more than 97 million yuan (US$15.2 million) in bets.

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