An Interpol-led operation has seen thousands of illegal gambling raids conducted across Asia, taking down gambling dens and online operations which are estimated to have handled around US$1.6bn in bets during the FIFA World Cup.

The latest crackdown against illegal gambling by authorities, known as Operation SOGA VII, saw more than 14,900 raids at illegal gambling dens across China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

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