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Thai PM concerned about upswing in gambling during Euro 2020

Thailand's Prime Minister has expressed concern about an expected rise in illegal gambling during the Euro 2020 soccer tournament and has told the police and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to step up surveillance.
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CAC to target illegal online gambling websites and promoters

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will be ramping up measures to tackle cross-border gambling networks, including precision strikes on overseas gambling groups, and enhanced supervision of blockchain services and related platforms. 

China police arrest 1,100 in crypto-related crackdown

Chinese police have arrested 1,100 people for allegedly using crypto-currencies for illegal purposes such as money laundering and internet fraud.

China ups supervision of blockchain in gambling crackdown

Cyberspace Administration of China has announced four new measures to crackdown on cross border gambling, including precision strikes on overseas gambling groups, stepping up oversight of blockchain platforms, consolidating the responsibility for online platforms and improving its regulatory structure.
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China sees 914 “surrender” for cross border gambling

Chinese media reports that 914 people have voluntarily surrendered to the authorities for their involvement in cross border gambling.
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China claims to be winning cross-border gambling battle

China has investigated 18,000 cases of cross-border gambling and apprehended more than 110,000 people since 2020 and says it's reversing the rising trend, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
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China cancels passports of 145 individuals for cross border gambling/fraud

China is continuing its crackdown on cross border gambling, invalidating the passports of 145 nationals and restricting their departure from the country for three years.

Malaysia blocks 2,195 online gambling sites, terminates phone lines

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said it has blocked 2,195 online gambling websites and terminated 19,765 telephone lines for sending spam SMS messages promoting gambling.
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China’s cross border gambling fight steps up a notch

Any hopes that China’s anti-cross border gambling campaign may fade into the background have been dashed by Beijing’s latest pronouncements vowing a crackdown will be a key priority this year. 
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More than 3,400 online gaming ops taken down since 2020

Chinese police have broken up more than 3,400 gambling platforms, and over 2,800 illegal payment platforms and underground banks since the crackdown on cross border gambling began in 2020, said the Ministry of Public Security on Thursday. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.