The Chinese government earlier this month said it had cracked 3,500 cases of illegal cross-border gambling in 2020, arresting 75,000 suspects. It also shut down 1,960 illegal payment platforms.
Thai police have busted a large illegal gambling operation operating out of a luxury resort in the north of the company, arresting 34 people. Police seized 26 slot machines, 29 sets of cards, 60 chips and a Baccarat table.
Macau's Judiciary Police has announced that it has indicted four local residents for fraud over the sale of HK$1.47 million (US$189,790) in fake VIP gaming chips to two businessmen, while a fifth suspect remains at large.
Thai police have arrested 21 people, 16 of them foreigners, following a weekend raid on an illegal gambling operation in the beach resort of Pattaya.
Bangkok police arrested 94 people during a raid to stop illegal gambling in a casino that was operated by 27 people, 13 of whom were foreign nationals. Senior police face inquiry on allegations of negligence.
Hong Kong police have arrested 16 people who were running a VIP gambling den, which was believed to have been turning over as much as HK$10 million ($1.28 million) a day.
Cambodian police has arrested 10 foreign nationals in an online gambling bust, seizing passports, keys, computers, cars and other related items, the Phnom Penh Post reports. It didn't give the nationality of those detained.
Indian police have arrested more than 100 people involved in illegal gambling activities during the Diwali weekend. Gambling is a popular past time during the festivities.
China claims to have handled over 8,800 cross border gambling cases as of Sept. 30 and made over 60,000 arrests, including 590 Chinese nationals in other countries. It has shut down more than 1,700 online gambling platforms.
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.