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Guo Meimei Arrested for Gambling, Lost 260 Million in Macau

Guo Meimei rubbing her temple, headache.

Guo Meimei rubbing her temple, headache.

This is currently the most discussed article of the week on popular Chinese web portal NetEase…

From NetEase:

Guo Meimei Arrested By Beijing Police for Sports Gambling, Rumors That She Owes 260 Million

The Mirror exclusive: According to a tip, Guo Meimei has been arrested by Beijing Police for sports gambling! Guo Meimei loves gambling and has previously shown off gambling large sums in Macau. As police have been cracking down on online World Cup gambling, Guo Meimei has been netted.

21st Century Business Herald:

According to to @Beijing Police, Guo Meimei has openly confessed to illegal gambling. At present, the case is still under ongoing investigation.

Previous related news:

Guo Meimei Owed 260 Million in Macau Gambling Debts, Found Patron to Clear Her Debt

Recently, a user on microblog account named “Reporting on Hong Kong” exposed on Sina Weibo that Guo Meimei, the mainland girl who enjoys showing off her wealth and owes 260 million in gambling debts, has gone to Macau to pay the money she owes. Her information was then immediately deleted from a debt collections website. According to investigations, it is because Guo Meimei had found a new patron [someone to rely on, a supporter] who paid nearly half of her debt off that she was able to temporarily escape get off the hook.

Afterward, Guo Meimei herself reshared this microblog post, but only left a sweat drop emoticon, without any other comment.

Known as “China’s Rich Show-Off Girl”, Guo Meimei years ago claimed to be a high-level official of the Chinese Red Cross Society, frequently flaunting online her over 2 million [RMB] sports car and luxury handbags, causing a tempest. Without delay, the Chinese Red Cross Society immediately clarified that they had no relation to Guo Meimei, but its public credibility was seriously damaged nonetheless, and its fundraising amounts steeply fell.

This atypical post-’90s generation young woman has in the past couple of years switched to another way of showing off her wealth, by often going to Macau and betting big, only to end up owing the huge sum of 260 million. Last month, her creditor posted her official document [passport] information on the Hou Kong debt collections website. One month later, Guo Meimei was photographed at a casino in Macau and her information was then deleted off the debt collections website. According to investigations, it is because Guo Meimei had found a new patron who paid off nearly half of her debt that she was given this temporary reprieve.

Insiders revealed that the just 23-year-old Guo Meimei had two years ago secretly went to a Hou Kong gambling hall. She at first came accompanying a rich mainlander but they deliberately separated to gamble. Each time she had lost all her money, she would borrow money hoping to recoup her losses, and this rich mainlander would always repay her debts. Who would have known she would lose more and more, accumulating 260 million in debt. It is unknown whether the two broke up or what, but the rich mainlander refused to continue paying for her losses, and the gambling hall waited two years without receiving money.

It was not until the beginning of this month that the matter took a turn, with Guo Meimei going to Macau to repay her debt, and rumors that she had found a new patron to help her, first repaying half, and repaying the remaining in installments.

Comments from NetEase:

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凨辰尐ai [网易广东省汕尾市手机网友]:

260 million, reminds me of our Qvod, anyone feel the same?

[Note: Qvod is a well-known Chinese online video service. Recently, it was fined 260 million by government authorities for copyright violations.]

网易广西百色市手机网友 ip:125.73.*.*

Innocent Qvod took a bullet for you paying off your debt. Give me back my Qvod… Oh yeah, didn’t someone say they were going to resign? Come out and give a statement [see below].

假装在约妞 [阿根廷球迷]:

This succubus has finally been punished!

网易湖北省武汉市手机网友 ip:113.57.*.*

Has the car come?

网易内蒙古呼和浩特市手机网友 ip:222.74.*.*

Where’d her sugar daddy go?

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:123.65.*.*

Persisting in evil results in self-destruction.

风毒翩翩 [德国球迷]:

Don’t worry, the Red Cross Society won’t abandon you, [but] why did you have to have 17.2G!!!

[Note: 17.2G refers to a rumored 17.2 GB large sex video of Guo Meimei.]

忘尘之雨 [网易广东省中山市网友]:

2011 June, the Guo Meimei controversy exploded, where the Red Cross Society became a target for public criticism, and with Red Cross Society Deputy Director Zhao Baige swearing that if she is unable to turn around the Red Cross Society’s negative image within three years, she will resign. It is now already the middle of July. My friends, we cannot forget the grand promise great Zhao Baige made us just because of the excitement of the World Cup. Let us collectively demand: Director Zhao, please come out and honor your commitment!

网易广东省东莞市网友 ip:14.221.*.*

Done too many bad things, but don’t worry…someone will come give her money.

overwhlming [网易江苏省手机网友]:

“Hey, daddy [sugar-daddy], I accidentally lost a little bit of money gambling, and now they’ve come looking to collect.”
“How much did you lose?”
“Not a lot, 260 million.”
“I’ll transfer 300 million to you, and don’t gamble so much in the future. Oh yeah, come with one a business trip this weekend, my wife hasn’t been watching me so closely lately.”
“Okay, no problem, daddy loves me the most.”

“Miss Liu [a secretary], prepare a notice that every region needs to collect donations, but don’t set the target too high, just 600 million.”

There is also a “Guo Meimei Arrested for Sports Gambling” trending topic and hashtag on leading Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo. Currently the second most discussed article on NetEase for the day is titled “Guo Meimei Arrested in Beijing for Sports Gambling, Mother Flies Back to the Country from Japan Overnight“.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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