Friday, August 23, 2019

Russia ramps up illegal gambling crackdown

A Russian court has fined a local resident RUB 400 million (US$6.4 million) for organizing illegal gambling activities in Vladivostok, local media reports. According...

Pagcor refutes COA findings

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has challenged the findings of a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report which accused the regulator of giving...

Police raid online gaming HQ, arrest 129

Police in China’s Chongqing Municipality have arrested 129 suspects for their involvement in illegal online gambling, Xinhua reports. More than 300 police officers raided...

MGM files lawsuit against Mandalay Bay shooting victims, seeking legal protection

MGM Resorts is seeking protection from legal actions filed by more than 1,000 victims of the 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting. The casino operator on Friday...

Legislators raise concern over casino workers ban bill

The Legislative Assembly has passed the draft for a new bill barring gaming workers from entering casino floors outside work hours, however, legislators have...

Sportsbet wins federal court injunction against CrownBet’s rebrand plans

Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has won an injunction order which prevents CrownBet from changing its name to ‘Sportingbet’, local media reports. CrownBet, which was formerly...

Crown misconduct whistleblower had claims dismissed by VCGLR: Wilkie

The whistleblower who alleged serious misconduct at Crown Casino has had their allegations dismissed by Victoria’s gambling regulator because they wanted to remain anonymous,...

Minister lambasted for prioritizing IR debate over disaster management

Much of the Japanese news media has prominently featured denunciations launched by opposition lawmakers at Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii...

PAGCOR could lose “in lieu of all taxes” incentive

The Philippine Congress is currently considering a bill that could remove the “in lieu of all taxes” incentive currently enjoyed by a number of...

Law Commission backpedals on betting legalization, issues clarification

The Law Commission of India has issued a clarification on its recommendation to regulate gambling and betting on sports, saying that the legalization of...

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