Police found tents and shelters pitched and about eight gamblers at the scene after raiding the gambling den in the countryside in Shenzhen in Guangdong province, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported.To get more shanghai news, you can visit shine news official website. Police received a tip-off last Friday that a gang had set up gambling tables on the mountain. The raid took place at about 3am on Sunday and some officers were deployed at the foot of the mountain to stop people escaping.
Six of the gang members acted as dealer, driver, cashier and guards for the gambling operation. The gang only pitched tents and shelters after midnight and changed the location every day to avoid detection, according to the article. Thirteen gang members have been detained, but have yet to be charged. Forty-five gamblers have been placed in detention for up to 15 days. Police in Nanan in Fujian province also busted a gambling den based on a mountain earlier this month which was accessible only on foot to avoid the police.The gambling den was set up in three locations and customers were alerted which one to go to only at the last minute to avoid leaks, according to Chinese media reports. Four people were detained.
Gambling is illegal in mainland China, with the only officially authorised flutter limited to buying a lottery ticket.Yang Lianjun, 67, said he was dissatisfied going on trips with tour groups so came up with the idea of working to pay for his adventures, Thepaper.cn reported. Yang, from Liaoning province, has travelled to more than 20 Chinese cities and countries overseas, according to the article.He normally works as a cleaner at tourist attractions and does his sightseeing after working hours. “I found out every city has a shortage of cleaners,” Yang was quoted as saying. “I love travelling, so the first thing I did after retiring was sign up for a 3,650 yuan [US$580] tourist group to Yunnan province.
But I felt bored after 20 days of dozing in coaches and getting off to take photos.”He has even made it to South Korea where he worked as a construction worker for two months in the northwestern city Suwon after a friend’s recommendation. He had saved nearly 10,000 yuan when he returned to China. “I don’t care how much I earn. I just want to go to the places tourist groups won’t take you to,” Yang told the website.China is the world’s largest outbound travel market in terms of trips. Chinese tourists made a record 4.53 billion domestic and overseas trips last year, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The number was equivalent to three times China’s official population of 1.38 billion.