Two hundred and thirty-six gamblers were arrested in China for placing illegal bets on the outcome of football matches of Euro 2016. This was reported by the Ministry of Public Security. The services were provided on the Internet.
Police managed to seize over 28 million yuan, i.e. $4,200,000.
Officials have been trying to find operators of the illegal gambling websites since April. However, only in June police started arresting those who were involved in provision of illegal gambling activities in such cities as Shenyang and Shenzhen.
The Ministry of Public Security reported that the global gambling organizations were using international sites registered abroad to provide Chinese customers with services.