The Guangdong Provincial Public Security Bureau reported on the evening of the 11th that the Maoming police in the province had recently uncovered a large case of using Bitcoin for online gambling, with over 10 billion yuan in running water.
The case is one of the results of the Guangdong Public Security Organs’ recent launch of the “Net Net An. 9” against the World Cup online gambling crimes.
The network took off more than 20 involved gangs, arrested more than 540 suspects, smashed more than 70 gambling apps and websites, shut down more than 250 online social platform chat groups, and frozen more than 260 million yuan of funds involved in the seizure. A group of servers, computers, mobile phones, bank cards and other items involved.
In May of this year, the Maoming City Public Security Bureau found that criminals used the online platform to open casinos, and declared that they “support the world-wide Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin to recharge, and dozens of countries around the world work together” to attract fans to bet. Gambling.
The police task force investigation found that the network gambling platform server is built outside the country, is a gambling group that integrates traditional online gambling, dark network technology, blockchain virtual currency trading and chat tool promotion and operation. The group used virtual currency regulatory loopholes to operate virtual gambling platforms on the dark network to make huge profits in virtual currency gambling transactions, escaping the crackdown by public security organs and banking supervisory departments.
The gambling platform has been in operation for more than 8 months, and it has developed more than 8,000 agents at two levels and 330,000 members, involving many countries and regions. Since the platform recharge only accepts virtual currency, the general members will not operate. Therefore, many internal hedge groups of the winning and losing transactions are derived, and the agency funds flow exceeds 10 billion yuan.
The task force recently smashed the illegal website and successively controlled six core members of the gang in Chengdu, Guiyang, Changsha, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, frozen bank account funds of more than 5 million yuan, and seized more than 10 million yuan of virtual currency.
At the same time, police in other parts of Guangdong also found that several gambling gangs used online social platforms to promote gambling during the World Cup. These gambling platforms are mainly divided into two categories: website and APP. Most of the website categories are gambling websites such as “Crown”, “New Lisboa” and “Yongli”. You can click on the website and register to log in. The APP category needs to be downloaded and installed to the mobile phone to operate the bet in the APP. .
After clarifying the crime network, personnel composition, organization system and activity track of each gambling gang, the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Bureau organized 21 public security authorities in the province to simultaneously carry out centralized network collection operations in Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan and other provinces. Destroy more than 20 online gambling crime gangs.
According to the information provided by the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Bureau, the online gambling crime gangs are strictly hierarchical, mostly “pyramid”-style organizational structure mode, recruiting agents at various levels, developing members at different levels, and “pumping” profits from the members’ betting. The dealer behind the game analyzes the gambler bet, manipulates the odds according to the bet ratio, allows a small number of people to win, most people “float”, and the dealer gets the difference and makes a profit. Some of the gambling personnel were deeply involved, resulting in bankruptcy and even illegal crimes such as theft and robbery.