The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved the bill imposing a 5 percent tax on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) based on gross receipts derived from gaming operations, even as one government official denied their right to do so.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the parliament of her country on Wednesday that her administration has “zero tolerance” for illegal casinos, and even for Bangladeshis who go abroad to gamble.
The Malaysian state of Terengganu, governed by the Malaysian Islamic Party, is reportedly mulling a relaxation of its bans on gambling and alcohol in order to attract visits from cruise ships.
The Japanese government on Wednesday nominated five candidates to serve on the Casino Management Board, the independent agency to be established on January 7, 2020, with a mandate to regulate Japan’s casino industry.
The director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said it is difficult for authorities to “completely eradicate” illegal online gambling operators, as servers...
In unanimously passing the bill Prevention of Offences Related to Sports on Monday, the government of Sri Lanka has not only confirmed its ban on sports betting within the country, but also prohibited its citizens from engaging in sports betting overseas as well.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced that they have arrested a total of 21 people, including six staff members of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), in connection with an illegal bookmaking ring.