Malaysian Province Reveals Online Gambling Bust Stats

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The Malaysian province of Selangor has announced that they have seized 68,251 computers this year alone due to gambling raids.

The huge number of computers have been taken during thousands of raids this year which have occurred under the codename Operation Dadu. During those raids 446 gamblers and 3,703 operators have been taken into custody.

Commenting on the raids Selangor Police Chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said, “The syndicates are now becoming more wiser by operating their illegal activities from apartment units or in a residential areas to avoid detection," the police chief said, adding that many have turned to mobile technology to enable them to keep moving to avoid detection by the police or being reported by neighbors."

"Checks have shown that the illegal operators call their regular customers from former locations to new bases where they consider themselves at less risk of being raided."

“They are becoming increasingly desperate and use this type of method in the hope that the police will not sniff out their activities.”

A nice portion of those raids have occurred in the last two months, with Selangor conducting 2,000 raids, arresting 76 people and seizing other property.

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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.