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Is China Getting Tough on Internet Gambling?
Written on Monday 3rd May, 11:20 am by admin
China flagReports from various sources suggest that China is ramping up their crackdown on internet gambling.

A government spokesman told the Xinhua News Agency that China will target online information from “overseas hostile forces".

Wang Chen, chief of the Cabinet's Information Office said: "We will strengthen the blocking of harmful information from outside China to prevent harmful information from being disseminated in China and withstand online penetration by overseas hostile forces."

Although the comments were not specifically aimed at gambling, a number of firms that have been accepting bets from Chinese citizens have reportedly taken measures to protect themselves.

According to a number of online gaming forums, Ladbrokes, Bet365 and 188Bet have delayed deposits and withdrawals to Chinese players. Some firms have also warned customers that the Chinese government is monitoring transactions.

Bodog and VCBet have completely stopped accepting and bets from Chinese customers altogether.

A gambling industry analyst said; “The uncertainty surrounding China’s next move is causing a great deal of nervousness within the online gaming industry.”

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