Prosecutors charge gambling agents in Shanghai


Seventeen people were indicted in Shanghai for their involvement in recruiting gamblers for eight overseas websites that offer baccarat and soccer betting. Shou Fei allegedly began working as an agent for the sites in July 2011 and then recruited others to help him. Prosecutors said the agents received 1 percent of the money the gamblers’ lost plus an additional commission, with Shou receiving Rmb11 million ($1.8 million). The ring allegedly handled Rmb63.3 billion in bets. The 17 charged include an accountant, a cashier and a driver in addition to the agents.