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The Chinese government has passed a law that will put those in prison for organizing gambling trips to outside nations for Chinese citizens.
The country amended its Criminal Law to open the possibility of imprisoning those who organize the trips, which are popular among the wealthy class. Those found guilty can face up to 10 years in prison, and the penalty applies to Chinese citizens, residents, and foreigners that are in the country when they're arrested.
The government is looking to prosecute cases where large sums of money are being spent outside of the country, especially when China has the Macau enclave for nationals to gamble at.
This law is slated to go into effect on March 1st, 2021.
We'll follow the fallout from this law change and will update readers as we learn more.