It would seem that ties and efforts are about to be deepened between China and South Korea in the battle against cross border gambling. 

It was reported by the Chinese media platform, People’s Daily, that law officials from both nations met to discuss the next steps in enhancing the way law is upheld in the region and ensuring that collaboration continues in the battle against illicit gambling. 

At the heart of the challenge will be the innovation in methods for detecting and combating cross border gambling between the two east Asian countries. 

It builds on continued efforts from China to halt cross border gambling – having previously elevated its approach in the Philippines and Sri Lanka to bolster security efforts. 

Published on WeChat, the embassy of China emphasised that gambling from Chinese citizens in casinos overseas is still considered illegal. 

Key to the statement from the Chinese government is that they are unable to ensure consumer protections are implemented if citizens are gambling at overseas casinos, even if they are completely legal premises in their respective jurisdiction.