Police reported in 2012 that it had discovered around 500,000 people in Turkey illegally gambling on 400 different gambling websites.
The servers of the websites were located in Cyprus, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The website operators would allow new clients to quickly win a small amount of money to get the person hooked, and the change the odds heavily in the favor of the website.
Police reported that the owners of gambling websites are in control of the games and can determine who wins or losses.
Source: Serkan Saglam, “Illegal foreign gambling websites threatening Turkey,” Today’s Zaman.