Malaysia Arrests More Than 3,700 for World Cup Betting

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The Malaysian government has cracked down harshly on World Cup betting this summer, announcing they have arrested 3,771 people for betting on the tournament since June.

236 of those arrested are being noted as bookies who have arranged for bets between Malaysian punters and online websites. In the run-up to the tournament, more than 1,227 online betting websites have been blocked, with authorities requesting blockades of 564 more.

In addition to the arrests, large amounts of cash and electronics have been seized.

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