Saturday, January 18, 2020

Making iGaming payments work through blockchain

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s official slot game, Pacquiao One Punch KO, created by Japanese iGaming developer Ganapati PLC, went live last month, leaving...

New petition to ban card games to be heard Nov 28

The Delhi High Court has received a fresh petition seeking to ban all forms of online card games, including poker, terming them as a...

Genting buys Authentic Gaming for EUR15m

Genting has agreed to buy LeoVegas’ Authentic Gaming live casino unit for EUR15 million ($16.6 million) to expand its online gaming business.

Australia considers facial scanning for gambling, porn sites

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has suggested the use of facial recognition technology to confirm people’s age and identity in order to restrict access...
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Online ban to hit casino tax revenue

Cambodia’s ban on online gambling is expected to hit government tax revenue next year, the Khmer Times reported, citing minutes from a meeting with Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth.

Suspicious betting cases drop 30% in Q3

The number of suspicious betting cases fell 30 percent in Q3 to 50, with the majority related to football and tennis.
Department of Finance

DoF wants higher POGO taxes

The Department of Finance in the Philippines has said it will back a proposal for a 5 percent tax hike on the country’s offshore igaming licensees.

Credit card gaming ban to be implemented

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs is planning to implement a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling, local media reports.

Another POGO shut on tax violations

Altech Innovations Business Outsourcing, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator, has been closed down for failure to pay taxes.
Online gamer

Slow progress seen in Asian online gaming regulation

Asian governments are expected to eventually regulate online gaming, though lack of legislation is still a major factor holding back potential.

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Cockfighting bust nets 60 arrests in Phuket

Local media reports that 60 gamblers were arrested on Sunday as a police raid caught them in the middle of a cockfight on Thailand’s Phuket island.

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Lawmaker Akimoto faces rearrest on additional casino bribery charges

As he reaches the 23-day limit of his detention over charges that he accepted 3 million yen (about US$28,000) in bribes from the Chinese lottery firm 500 Dot Com, prosecutors reportedly plan to rearrest former State Minister for the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto, now believing that the bribes were more than double what they initially suspected.