As reported by the China Daily: "The Supreme People’s Court (SPC)
pledged Friday to show no mercy in punishing gamblers and preventing gambling
by depriving gamblers of all their illegal gains.
"’Heavy fines will be given to these offenders to
deprive them of all their illegal gains from gambling,’ said Gao
Jinghong, a SPC judge. The maximum Chinese prison term for gambling is
"The SPC, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public
Security are jointly investigating 22 gambling cases, including 13
online gambling cases, two cases involving Party and government
officials and state-owned organization chiefs, and two cases in which
Chinese citizens who gambled in foreign casinos.