Malaysia

Thirty one suspected gamblers have been arrested following a week-long operation which ended Sunday.

As Genting Malaysia ramped up the rollout of new integrated resort facilities this year, authorities in the rest of the country were hard at work clamping down on illegal gambling.

The Malaysian government is currently developing new legislation to aid in its fight against illegal gambling

Over 230 recreational clubs and family entertainment centres have been shut down by police in Sarawak after they were found to be functioning as gambling dens.

Growth of illegal gambling operations in Penang has been stunted, thanks to successful police operations through the year.

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.

There is little chance for the Malaysian government to increase gaming taxes for casino and lottery options, according to AmBank group chief economist Anthony Dass.

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.

Genting Malaysia’s revamp of its Resorts World Genting facilities has begun to bear fruit, though analysts have expressed disappointment that the opening of a key theme park attraction has been further delayed to the second half of next year.

Seven people have been arrested in Kuching for their involvement in an illegal online gambling and 4D online transaction centre.

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