Apple removes aroun 25,000 illegal gambling apps from app store in china

Apple has removed around 25,000 illegal gambling apps from its App Store in China following complaints by state-controlled media.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said 25,000 apps have been removed as of Sunday—which would be less than two percent of the estimated 1.8 million apps on the App Store in the country—but Apple hasn’t confirmed any numbers.

“Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China,” Apple said in a prepared statement. “We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store.”