32 charged in China online gambling case

Thirty-two people in northeast China’s Liaoning province have been charged with involvement in illegal online gambling involving a total of 5.8 billion yuan (about 773 million U.S.dollars).

Another 10 people, including the principal offenders Yang Xu and Wang Jun, are still under further investigation and will be formally charged at a later date, a local government statement said.

More than 50 additional people thought to be involved in the case are still on the run, according to the local police bureau.

Gambling is illegal in China and the government has made its stance towards Internet gambling clear.