Cambodian Authorities Shut Down Online Gambling Ring

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Cambodian law enforcement authorities have announced that they have shut down a large online gambling ring in Phnom Penh last week.

The raids took part in the Chamkar Mon District and occurred in three villas. 60 people were arrested in the raids and remained in police custody as of Monday. Half of the suspects detained were Cambodian, while the others were Malaysian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian.

As of the writing of this article, police are trying to determine what kind of games were being played in the ring, although a former security guard for the group said that there were many types of betting games being offered including football betting.

The raids appear to be a bit of a curious circumstance, as online betting has not been outlawed by Cambodia.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
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.