Sunday, December 16, 2018

Japan eSports market grows exponentially

The eSports market in 2018 grew thirteen times larger in Japan compared to the previous year, reaching the JPY4.8 billion (about $43 million) level,...

Sigma affiliate event to be held in Manila

SiGMA’s affiliate event, the Affiliate Grand Slam, will return to Asia in 2019 and will be held in Manila in March.

Indonesian firm invests $30m in MPL

Go-Ventures, the investment arm of Go-Jek, one of Indonesia’s most valuable tech startups, is finalising a $30 million financing round in Indian mobile gaming company, Mobile Premier League (MPL), the Economic Times reports.

Tokyo cops arrest alleged “digital casino” developer

Tokyo police have arrested a man whom they say is the developer of the “digital casino” found at an illegal casino in Kabukicho in late October.

Two police chiefs jailed in $420m gambling ring

Vietnam’s former national police chief Phan Van Vinh and former head of hi-tech crimes police department Nguyen Thanh Hoa were sentenced to nine and...

Genting sees strong online growth, says U.K. main focus

Genting says its U.K. licensed interactive business will remain the focus for its online gambling push, despite a recent headline grabbing tie up with online gaming company bet365 in New York.

Fantasy sports in Europe is tackled at SiGMA

The second edition of the European Fantasy Sports Summit (EFSS) will showcase an international string of Daily Fantasy Sports evangelists and business owners who...

PlayUp launches India fantasy sports site

Australian betting company PlayUp has launched a new fantasy sports website in India, called Draftstars, according to a report from Glaws. As per a...

PAGCOR to carry out random checks on POGOs

The Philippine market regulator plans to carry out random inspections of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators amidst concern they are employing illegal foreign workers, according to media reports.

Sikkim’s new airport to drive casino traffic

After waiting for almost a decade, Sikkim, nestled in the mountainous far north of India, finally got an airport in October, which is likely to provide a boost to gambling operators in the remote state.

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