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According to the Chinese law, it is illegal to operate casinos inside of mainland China. Any individual or organization operates gambling business constitutes criminal act. So in order to avoid the crackdown, criminals in mainland China opened casinos nearby outside of the Chinese border. For various reasons, many people from mainland China go to these casinos to gamble. Let’s take a look what happened there.
Couple of days ago a program “Fazhijinxingshi” (法治进行时) on Beijing TV (BTV) received a CD which recorded horrific pictures supposedly recorded what was behind these casinos. In order to verify the authenticity of the video, reporter contacted the provider of the CD, Mr. Ouyang. He agreed to meet the report at a bath house.
“I have been to this casino, really, I saw it with my own eyes. Those pictures are too cruel. I provided this to you the media, actually hoping for your coverage. Really hope that our Chinese people can save our own – Chinese people.”
Mr. Ouyang asked reporter not to reveal his picture, because it can bring him the danger of being killed. He told the reporter that this “hell on earth” is a casino inside of Laos, many Chinese people are trapped there. Coincidentally, just couple of days ago a woman named Li also contacted this program and said that she barely escaped with her life from a casino in Laos.
“Forcing us to kneel, kneeling for over 10 hours every time. They place chopsticks between our fingers, and then they squeeze the chopsticks. They used pliers to pull out the entire finger nails. Some of them are tortured and became handicapped. Some could not control their urinating and shitting.”
After confirmation, the casino Ms. Li reported was exactly the the one recorded on the CD Mr. Ouyang provided. This casino is close by the border, opened by a group of Chinese people. They trick victims from mainland China to go to Laos to gamble. Then when the victims lose money, they will be locked away and tortured. There are only two ways they can leave the casino, pay off all the gambling debts or endure the tortures.
Reporter: “Is there really such a vicious organization?”
Ms. Li: “Yes”
Reporter: “What are the purposes of torturing you?”
Li: “So that we will hurry up and bring money from family in China.”
Laos, casino, torturing, paying ransoms and similar incidents, the program “Fazhijinxingshi” has already reported this half a year ago: Beijing University student Xiao Dong went missing. Couple of days later he contacted his family, said he was kidnapped to Laos and was trapped inside of a casino. He said to pay 300,000 yuan of ransom in order for him to go home.
Xiao Dong’s father: “Today (5/3/2009) evening must send the money over, if not they will make him handicapped.” After the incident the father told the reporter that Xiao Dong was already home but he was not willing to reveal the rescue process.
Reporter searched the internet, and there are many incidents about Chinese people trapped in casino in Laos reported by many media. But the pictures provided by Mr. Ouyang was the first time these horrific stories being exposed in such details.
Victim Ms. Li: “I think they should all die. Grinding them into meat stuffing is not enough.”
Reporter: “What would you say to the viewers?”
Li: “Don’t gamble. The sea of bitterness has no bounds, repent and the shore is at hand – It’s never too late.” (苦海无边，回头是岸)
The incident between countries can be settled through diplomatic channels. After gaining permission the Chinese police can take actions and bring criminals to justice.
People in China may think twice before go across border to these illegal casinos. Gambling is illegal in China, but maybe go on gaming sites at home still has less risks, many gaming sites can be accessible in China.