Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Dream11 beats legal challenge in Rajasthan

Prominent fantasy sports operator Dream11 has beaten another legal challenge in India, this time in the large northwestern state of Rajasthan. Once again, its services were protected by a ruling finding it to be a game of skill and not a game of chance.

Chinese arrested for operating online gambling in Malaysia

Forty-eight China nationals suspected of operating online gambling from three condominium units in Kuala Lumpur were arrested on October 16.

AUSTRAC delivers notice to Crown Resorts on possible AML breaches

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has delivered formal notice to Crown Resorts that it has identified potential non-compliance at the firm with its responsibilities in relation to anti-money laundering rules.

Online gambling suspect slips Malaysia police custody

Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect in an online gambling syndicate who escaped custody by climbing over the fence at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters.

Politician proposes wider assessments for Jeju casino expansions

Kim Hwang-kok of the People Power Party, who is a member of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Council, says that the impact assessments for the new or expanded casinos on this island need to be revised to take into account more factors than simply their projected economic effects.

Tokyo court rejects lawmaker Akimoto’s bail request

The Tokyo District Court has rejected former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto’s request to be granted bail. Akimoto is facing charges of witness tampering after his previous release from detention.

Taiwan upholds guilty verdicts on cops who protected casinos

The Taiwan Supreme Court upheld guilty verdicts for three Kaohsiung police officers convicted of receiving more than $300,000 in bribes from operators of electronic gaming and gambling businesses.

PAGCOR mulls regulated online cock fights

PAGCOR said it can issue appropriate regulations to license and legitimize cockfights streamed online as part of efforts to obtain much-needed funds for the government.

India cops complain technology making gambling busts more difficult

Police in India are having more difficulty cracking down on illegal online gambling in the country because the shift to mobile devices and various firewalls has made it hard to collect evidence.

Court urges Gujarat government to clarify online gambling law

The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and to clarify the law which was originally issued in 1887.