Chinese Online Betting Operator Sentenced
By staff
The Beijing No 1 Intermediate People’s Court has sentenced the organizer of an illegal online football gambling site to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Gu Lianbao, 43, was also fined 30,000 yuan (US$3,700) as part of the sentence handed down on September 20. Far harsher punishment could have been imposed had Gu not admitted his guilt and cooperated with prosecutors.

According to court records, the bookie's website handled 600 million yuan (US$74 million), and is believed to have been the largest online betting operation in Beijing.

The court judgement confirmed the original ruling by the Beijing Xicheng District People's Court last month. It is the final judgement, according to Chinese law.

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