US authorities have charged eight people for operating an illegal sports betting business which was run from exclusive high roller hotel suites at a Las Vegas casino during the football World Cup.

Seven men and one woman have been charged for operating the business from June 6th to July 9th, all of whom are Malaysian, Chinese or Hong Kong nationals.

US Attorney for the District of Nevada Daniel Bogden said that the defendants were arrested in Las Vegas on Sunday by law enforcement agents with the FBI and Nevada Gaming Control Board.

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