The Telangana government is likely to convert two ordinances which lead to a permanent ban on online skill games in the state.

The rising cost of acquiring new online players is forcing operators in Asia to ramp up their customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities in a bid to build deeper bonds and gain more value from existing customers.

 

The rising cost of acquiring new online players is forcing operators in Asia to ramp up their customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities in a bid to build deeper bonds and gain more value from existing customers. In the past, limited competition and high volumes have provided little incentive for Asia facing operators to build a long-term clientele, but that is changing fast. 

 



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Two crossbench senators from Australia are pushing the federal government to legalize online poker, which they say is a low-risk and taxable form of gambling.

Malaysian police are looking into a video recording that shows seven policemen from the Muar district in Johor apparently fraternizing with a known gambling den boss at a karaoke lounge.

Amax International, a Macau junket investor, says that its online operation in Vanuatu now accounts for almost 58 percent of its total revenue.

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Krida Sports and Games Pvt Ltd challenging the validity of the online rummy ban in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Authorities in Sarawak are struggling to keep a lid on illegal gambling, despite conducting raids every week, says State Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar.

Localization is fast becoming a key battleground for online operators looking to expand across fast-growing Asian markets.

 

Localization is fast becoming a key battleground for online operators looking to expand across fast-growing Asian markets. While online gaming is still a long way from reaching maturity in Asia, consumers in the region’s grey markets are becoming more discerning and less likely to accept an English-only dot com website. Market leader bet365 now offers its website in 18 different languages, while SBOBET supports a range of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Burmese and Vietnamese.

 



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Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have long been used by Chinese gamblers as a sort of invisibility cloak, allowing them to walk through the digital doors of offshore online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites undetected.

 

 

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have long been used by Chinese gamblers as a sort of invisibility cloak, allowing them to walk through the digital doors of offshore online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites undetected. VPNs straddle a legal fence, they are not illegal and many businesses use them legitimately to skirt the country’s “Great Firewall”, which blocks access to material on the internet that is considered politically sensitive. The clampdown on VPNs in China has dealt a blow to online operations in the country, but it won't stamp out illegal gambling. 



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Casinos appear to be struggling to appeal to the next generation of gambler, with slots in particular looking tired to the younger audience. So could skill-based games be the answer, or will the savvy millennial gamer quickly see the odds are still stacked in favor of the house?

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