Forget Macau’s junket launderers, dirty Chinese cash has a new home: Southeast Asia’s casino scam hubs

by Toh Han Shih at

Billions of dollars of illegal Chinese funds are exiting mainland China and passing through Southeast Asia’s online gambling and scam centres, as they rapidly replace Macau’s gaming junkets as the route of choice for financial criminals.
Some of this dirty money has washed up in Singapore, but the city state, which prides itself on its squeaky-clean reputation, is spearheading an international fight against money laundering.