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Multi-million-dollar gambling ring runs out of luck in Saigon

By Quoc Thang   July 1, 2016 | 01:39 am PT
Amid the heat of the 2016 European Championships, Vietnam’s police have busted an illegal gambling ring worth $20 million, arresting 12 people.
Le Long Chau (left) and Tang Tan: the ring leaders. Photo by VnExpress/ Quoc Thang

Le Long Chau (left) and Tang Tan: the ring leaders. Photo by VnExpress/Quoc Thang

On June 30, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security arrested 12 people charged with the illegal organization of betting and gambling in Saigon.

According to the authorities, the gang used betting sites such as and whose servers are based in other countries.

The syndicate opened accounts at various banks for gamblers to deposit money to bet on sporting events.

The case is under further investigation.

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