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Arrests Made in Chinese Online Gambling Bust

12 July 2004

CHINA – As reported by the China Daily: "Forty-seven people connected to an online gambling scheme were arrested on Friday.

"Twenty others are on the run, suspected in connection to a huge transnational online gambling case in Yiwu, a city in the East China province of Zhejiang.

"The players played Baccarat online, using Internet connections and changeable codes to monitor and bet on live games at a location in Myanmar.

"…While actual players move cards and chips in Myanmar, gamblers in Yiwu, some 100 kilometres southwest of Hangzhou, the provincial capital, could view and participate on the games.

"Players of the online casino needed only to type an Internet address and input a code. They could then see the live action through Internet video.

"…Players would then call the organizers, who would have an agent place the bet on the table…"

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