Thursday, February 21, 2019

Korean govt using “China-style” internet censorship, say critics

The Korean government has come under criticism after blocking hundreds of gambling and porn websites using a method described as “China-style internet censorship,” The...

Malacañang backs BIR’s POGO targeting

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is asking for PAGCOR’s assistance in assuring Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) register with the tax department before their licenses can be renewed.

Philippines tax agency eyes POGO licensees, illegal Chinese workers

The Philippines Tax agency has set its sights on Philippines-based offshore gaming operators, or POGOs, requiring the companies to register with the Bureau of...

Sports integrity, lack of understanding, pose risks for esports wagering

The stellar projections for esports revenue have whet the appetite of online wagering operators, though the absence of regulation, questions over sports integrity and lack of expertise mean widespread adoption in the gambling industry may be far away.

Up to individual states to regulate fantasy sports

Union Minister of State for Finance, Pon Radhakrishnan, has said it’s up to individual states to decide on how to regulate gambling on fantasy sports, Glaws reports.

POGO income for 2018 tops target

Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp Chair Andrea Domingo said the regulator had pulled in total income of P6.72 billion *$128.5 million) in 2018 from its offshore online gaming licensees, topping its target.

Paytm enters India rummy and fantasy sports space

E-commerce and digital wallets portal Paytm have launched a rummy and fantasy sports product on its mobile app, Glaws reports. The rummy and fantasy...

Innovation key in booming Asia online industry

Asia’s online gaming industry, which is forecast for double-digit growth over the next seven years, is likely to be one of the main topics to be talked about at ICE Totally Gaming, with executives keen to explore both the opportunities and learn how to face the challenges.

Betfair stops accepting Indian business

Betfair has stopped accepting players from India effective 28th January, 2019, G.Laws reports.

GentingBet applies for Spanish online casino license

Genting’s own online sportsbook, GentingBet, is planning to apply for a sports betting and casino license in Spain, according to reports. The operator said...

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