China is becoming extremely strict when it comes to online gambling. The Chinese police arrested more than 810 online football gamblers during the World Cup as the Ministry of Public Security cracks down on domestic and foreign online gambling organizations.
The arrested individuals were from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and even other countries like Malaysia. “After the 2010 World Cup in South Africa started, local police have struck out against online football gambling so to prevent gambling groups taking advantage of the event to expand business,” said Gu Jian, a senior official with the ministry’s online security bureau.
Chinese police departments have broken up more than 600 online football gambling groups across the country. About 40 million yuan (equivalent to $7.3 million) have been seized. According to the Ministry about $44 million have been seized from online gambling activities in the country during this year.