China Breaks Up Huge Gambling Ring

Chinese news agency XinhuaNet has announced that law enforcement in China broke up an internet betting ring in the Anhui province that was raking in millions of dollars in profits.

The raid saw 78 people arrested for running an illegal online betting ring, concluding an investigation that started last fall when a victim reported the ring after losing 300,000 yuan on a game called Zork. The ring was discovered to be in operation throughout the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, and Hubei, and is believed to have brought in 128 million yuan ($18.5 million) since it launched.

46 of those arrested are still in custody, while the others have been released and are awaiting legal proceedings.

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