An illegal gambling amnesty was announced by China's Ministry of Public Security. People who wish to confess to having been involved in illegal gambling operations in China are encouraged to report to avoid serious punishment.
A crackdown on illegal gambling
This is what happens when China tries to combat gambling in the country. The latest announcement was made jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, the Supreme People's Prosecutor and the Supreme People's Court.
Individuals who may bring charges, or promote or organize illegal gambling under China's criminal law, may be eligible for this amnesty. In addition, customers of these operations can report to avoid serious punishment.
April 30th deadline set
A deadline of April 30, 2021 has been set for those involved in criminal operations in China. Of course, there will still be some punishment for those involved, but it will be easier than it would be if they didn't get in touch at all.
Those who work together as fully as possible can be exempt from any kind of punishment. However, this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
In addition, individuals in China are urged to report illegal gambling crimes to the police. The government provides protection from all the threats that normally keep people from coming forward.
Help deter overseas gambling
While this amnesty aims to deter those who gamble through illegal websites in China, it is also intended to prevent gamblers from using foreign providers. A pilot program is being carried out in three provinces to limit those who enjoy traveling overseas to playing large sums of money. This includes both travel and financial transactions.
Some 35,000 people were reportedly fined as a result of this initiative. Given the upcoming deadline for illegal gamblers, China is not holding back on rooting out these activities.