World Cup Gambling Rings Busted in Asia

More than 5,000 arrested in China, Singapore, Thailand
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 12:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Illegal gambling dens across Asia are being rolled up in a post-World Cup crackdown. Police in China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore have found almost 800 illegal gambling dens, arrested more than 5,000 people, and seized almost $10 million in bets, the BBC reports. The establishments handled more than $155 million in bets during the tournament, according to Interpol. The international police force is still investigating to see if all that action actually influenced the games. (Read more 2010 World Cup stories.)

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