Hong Kong cracks down on illegal gambling

Published June 11, 2002 by OCR Editor

Hong Kong cracks down on illegal gambling

Authorities arrested four Bookies after confiscating more than $20 million in illegal World Cup betting receipts in their possession.

Hong Kong's new law on illegal wagering via telephone or Internet was enforced on Monday after authorities arrested four Bookies after confiscating more than $20 million in illegal World Cup betting receipts in their possession.

Authorities also found and seized computers and cellular phones. Police commissioner, Tsang Yam -Pui, cautioned and said, "We should see less illegal betting now; but if it persists, we will be taking whatever action is necessary to stop it."

Along with Monday's arrests, wagering via telephone and Internet went on making only $14 to $700. Hong Kong's authorities were responsible for 49 arrests for illegal gambling during the 1998 World Cup Finals, confiscating over $58 million.

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