China blocks gambling websites

Over 1 400 sites blocked in the last week

The Chinese government has continued its heightened assault on internet gambling (see previous InfoPowa reports) with the announcement that more websites have been blocked on government orders.

The Ministry of Public Security informed the Beijing Times newspaper that over the past week alone it has blocked 1,461 overseas websites offering online gambling.

“Rampant illegal gambling still lingers in many areas of the country, especially since the opening of the 2010 World Cup, adding to the public's concerns,” a Public Security spokesman said.

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