China Arrests 30,000 in Anti-Gambling Campaign

China has announced that it has arrested 30,000 people thus far as a result of its latest anti-gambling drive.

The latest operation in the crackdown took place in the province of Guandong, and saw 3,014 arrests made. To date, more than 30,000 people have been detained for participating in illegal wagering. The illegal activity isn't limited to traditional betting either. The Chinese government reported that they shut down an illegal online gambling crime ring on November 24th, which had generated 30 million yuan in revenue ($6.39 million USD).

The announcement of the huge number of arrests comes shortly after China's President Xi Jinping called for tighter gambling regulations in Macau, the world's largest gaming destination. There has been a crackdown on corruption in the country, and tighter regulations could help lessen the amount of money being wagered by Chinese politicians.

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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.