Police arrested an online gambling syndicate with the arrest of 25 Chinese people, including five women in a raid at a house in Ukay Heights, Ampang, today.

Bukit Aman Senior Assistant Division Director of Gambling and Gambling (D7) Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din said six officers and 10 members raided the area.We also seized a set of computers that were used as the main controls, 19 laptops, 74 mobile phones, two phones and three modems in the raid,” he said in a statement today.

Mohd Zani said the modus operandi of the syndicate was to conduct gambling promotion activities and to organize online gambling and betting games. You also may help from joinsini.

The inquiry report is conducting that the organization is responsible to conduct online gambling activities and insist the clients of using QR code to try their luck. He said the activity had been in operation for almost three months and the premises were only used for trustworthy gambling transactions from China using the country’s currency.

Twenty-six individuals, including two Chinese women involved in online gambling, were arrested in a raid on a two-storey bungalow on Golden Horse Road 2 in Seri Kembangan last night.

Bukit Aman Anti-Mischief, Gambling and Shariah (D7) assistant director-general Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said information was received, a team of officers and members of the raid at the location, about 11pm.

Rohaimi said the syndicate was conducting betting and promoting online gambling and public lottery activities in China using the WeChat and Tik Tok apps.

“Initial investigations found that the syndicate was conducting online gambling activities by deceiving the target from China that the game was easy to play and that the chances of winning were high through the use of the Tik Tok app. The organization of online gambling started  their work approximately three months and building where these activities are played only used for this work and the owner of the building receiving the Yuan currency from this organization of online gambling.

He said Forensic Computer Crime Investigation Unit (D10) and gambling experts were also present at the raid site to conduct an analysis of the items found. For more information you can read on this link.



Gambling has assumed significant dimensions also in our country and this has led to reflect on the risk for many subjects (especially the most vulnerable ones) of a real behavioral addiction (Pathological Gambling – GAP), with serious inconveniences for the person, not only for the inability to control their gambling behavior but also to be able to compromise the family, work and financial balance, up to debt or subject to usurious rates with organized crime: as also underlined by the National Anti-Mafia Directorate, in this sector the mafias have made huge investments also with reference to legal games. Punctual indications on how to deal with this matter organically are contained in the volume of Public Notice Lose for life published by Altra Economy.

Community guidelines

There is no specific EU legislation on gambling. However, the European Parliament approved in 2013 a resolution which affirmed the legitimacy of the interventions of the Member States to protect players, also in compression of some cardinal principles of the Community system such as, for example, freedom of establishment and freedom to provide of the services (see in this regard a sentence of 2015 and the considerations contained in a sentence of 2018 of the Council of State): it is in fact necessary to contrast the possible negative effects on health and social level, also taking into account the enormous diffusion of the game of risk and the phenomenon of fraud (also through campaigns to monitor the phenomenon and raise awareness among citizens – consumers) as well as carry out an action to fight crime. In 2014 the European Commission intervened on the issue with a recommendation on online gambling, with which it established the principles that the Member States are invited to observe in order to protect consumers, with particular attention to minors and more weak. It stresses the need to provide information to players about the risks they face, to create responsible advertising, to prohibit minors from accessing online gambling, to create a gambling account to determine identity and, above all, the age of the consumer, with the setting of a spending limit and periodic messages on winnings and losses made; and, again, to provide telephone lines to provide assistance to players, training for employees of gambling houses and information campaigns on gambling risks.

Italian national legislation

On the phenomenon of ludopathy there are repeated legislative interventions by the Parliament, based on the need to protect public order and safety, to fight organized crime and possible fraud and to safeguard children and weaker subjects, as well as to regulate the tax profiles. The regulation of the game distinguishes the prohibited games from the allowed ones; for the latter, a specific concession or authorization must be obtained. Regions and Municipalities also intervened in the gaming sector, also giving rise to a complex dispute with the operators in the sector

The general legislation on concessions. The provisions of the 1931 consolidated law on public security have been updated several times over the years: for example law no. 266 of 2005 (financial law for 2006, art.1, paragraphs 525 ss), in order to contrast the phenomena of illegality connected to the online distribution of games with cash prizes, attributes in particular to the State Monopoly Autonomous Company the punctual regulation of the sector (see, for example, the decree of 27 July 2011) and the inhibition of websites that do not have the required authorizations, or that carry out activities in contrast with the current regulations. The law decree n. 98 of 2011 (converted into law no. 111 of 2011), in reiterating the prohibition on participation in public games with winnings in cash to minors under 18 years, tightens the fines, of a financial nature or suspension of the exercise or revocation in case of commission of three violations over three years (the controls, according to reports from the Government in the parliamentary question, were around 38,000 in 2013 and over 20,000 in 2014). The same provision also dictates stricter rules on the requirements of public game dealers and provisions to combat tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering.