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52 Get Jail Sentence in Vietnamese Online Gambling Bust

Dozens of people in the Vietnamese town of Ho Chi Minh City were sentenced for their role in operating an online betting site that generated $92 million in revenue.

52 defendants were given jail sentences and 7 others were given suspended sentences for their roles in running the website, which facilitated bets through the site M88. Prison sentences ranged from between 18 months and 4 years for 46 defendants, while 6 organizers were given sentences ranging between 2 and 7 years.

The main ringleader for the site Nguyen Vo Hoai Tram is still at large.