Shanghai Puts Internet Gambling Operators In Prison

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Twenty five people were placed in jail by the Shanghai District People's Court last week after being convicted of running an illegal online betting site.

Those sentenced were associated with an international football betting website whose enterprise is based outside of China, generating revenues of RMB 400 million (USD $64.2 million). The defendants were arrested in February after an 18 month investigation.

The defendants were sentenced to jail terms ranging between 6 months and 5 years, with fines ranging from $1,600 to $16,000/

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.