A deluge of online gambling activity in Hong Kong is expected as the World Cup kicks off in Russia this month. Photo: AP/ Julia Chestnova

Hong Kong police to focus on cyber efforts against illegal betting during World Cup 2018 as bookies go digital

Authorities say syndicates are manipulating overseas servers and gambling websites, with bets placed over instant messaging where trails can be erased

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A deluge of online gambling activity in Hong Kong is expected as the World Cup kicks off in Russia this month. Photo: AP/ Julia Chestnova
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