Tag Archives: guangdong
- Asian police brace for Euro 2016 betting wave, even in Hong Kong prison cells
June 7, 2016
Asian police forces are gearing up for the expected surge in illegal sports betting on the upcoming Euro 2016 football tournament. This week, authorities in China’s Guangdong province announced that they had recorded 1,573 criminal occurrences regarding illegal betting operations in the period spanning Jan. 1 to May 15, leading...
- China launches fresh crackdowns on gambling, prostitution, fun
December 8, 2015
China’s war on all things vice has shifted into a higher gear following a new campaign aimed at stamping out gambling and prostitution. Late last month, China’s Ministry of Public Security announced it was stepping up its monitoring of land-based entertainment venues – clubs, bath houses, massage parlors and internet...
- China busts massive online gambling network
April 1, 2015
Chinese authorities have arrested over 1000 people involved in a huge illegal online gambling network. On Wednesday, Guangdong province’s public security department announced the results of an operation dubbed ‘221’ that involved around 200 online gambling sites hosted on Thailand-based servers. Around a dozen individuals are believed to have set...
- Vietnam ramps up football betting busts; losing bettors crowding China’s rooftops
July 8, 2014
The 2014 FIFA World Cup may be winding down but the volume of betting busts by Asian authorities shows no sign of letting up. Police in Vietnam got off to an unusually slow start but have really ramped up their efforts in the past week. On July 3, police in...
- Chinese crackdown on vice extends to online gambling
February 21, 2014
We’re one week into China’s latest crackdown on vice – gambling, prostitution, drugs, free speech, etc. – and the street-sweeping shows little sign of letting up. The Chinese media is awash with reports from various provinces, crammed with statistics on number of places raided, arrests made and items of contraband...
- Asian crime blotter: online gambling busts in China, South Korea, Vietnam
November 3, 2013
An online gambling operation in China’s Guangdong province was broken up late last month, resulting in the arrests of 21 individuals and the seizure of bank accounts containing RMB 11.3m (US $1.85m) in gambling funds. China Daily quoted local law enforcement director Zheng Zehui saying the gang – whose members...
AGTech inks online lottery deal with China’s Alipay
March 24, 2017
China only pretending to fight bitcoin
September 12, 2017
Bitcoin recovers from price slump after China’s ICO ban
September 8, 2017