Chinese online gamblers busted in Pattaya

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Four Chinese men were arrested for allegedly setting up an underground online lottery for Thais.

Wei Chen, 27, Keqiang Sui, 29, Qing Gao, 26, and Xianxiang Shen, 27, were taken into custody July 22 at a home the Pattaya Lagoon housing development in Moo 10 village.

They were caught placing their bets on selected numbers. Police seized four notebook computers, three portable hard drives, a list of names and members, and networking equipment.

Wei Chen, Keqiang Sui, Qing Gao, and Xianxiang Shen have been remanded in custody for allegedly setting up an underground online lottery for Thais.Wei Chen, Keqiang Sui, Qing Gao, and Xianxiang Shen have been remanded in custody for allegedly setting up an underground online lottery for Thais.

Police said the four men admitted they came to Pattaya to set up a lottery website, thinking it would be a new innovation for Thailand. Bets were placed by both Thais and Chinese with daily turnover estimated at 2 million baht.