Organized crime and illegal gambling: How do illegal gambling enterprises respond to the challenges posed by their illegality in China?

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    Abstract

    Since China initiated its economic reforms in 1978, illegal gambling has become the primary source of revenue for organized crime groups. However, there remains a startling paucity of literature on the subject. This paper provides a first scholarly account in English of Chinese illegal gambling organizations and examines how three major types of enterprising entities (local gambling dens, trans-regional gambling rings and online gambling networks) mitigate external uncertainties. Using Chinese- and English-language sources, it explores how the gambling organizations develop strategies to achieve optimal efficiency in the face of substantial challenges, including finance, marketing, debt collection and police suppression.
    Original languageEnglish
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    JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
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    Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2015

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