Chinese Police Arrest 27 for Illegal Gambling

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Chinese police in the Liaoning Province have announced that they've arrested 27 people connected with operating an online betting ring that generated 88 million yuan ($12.5 million USD) during its run.

Tips from the local populace initiated an investigation from police, who found an online betting ring that was operating and generating large sums of money. The investigation led to a raid on September 18th, which saw the suspects working and participating in the ring. A slew of evidence was seized, with 108 bank cards taken into custody as well as other property tied to the ring.

According to police, a man named Jin was in charge of setting up the group's website and soliciting players. The site was active in the city of Shenyang and Dalian.

Jin and those arrested are facing jail terms and large fines if they're found guilty. We'll update this story if additional details come through.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.