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A plea has been entered in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to call on the central government to ban online gambling. The petition says that despite there being laws prohibiting online gambling in several states, there is still a large amount of betting activity across India.
Cambodian police has arrested 10 foreign nationals in an online gambling bust, seizing passports, keys, computers, cars and other related items, the Phnom Penh Post reports. It didn't give the nationality of those detained.
Amidst a series of contradictory signals, it now appears that the governments of many Indian states are lining up to ban online gambling, now that the practice has gained greater public attention during the period of the Covid-19 lockdowns.
Police in southwest China's Sichuan Province have busted a cross-border online gambling ring involving RMB1 billion (US$152 million), which featured a Cambodia-based operation recruiting gamblers in mainland China.
The Sarawak Police Contingent has been declared by their colleagues as being particularly proficient in investigating and busting illegal online gambling rings.
Macau’s gambling regulator has acknowledged that authorities are studying the possibility of allowing online betting to help offset the dramatic loss of revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis, raising an exciting, if remote sounding possibility.
Macau authorities are studying whether to allow online gambling to help recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Director, Adriano Ho, said in a written response to a question from a legislator.
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Japan is an unusual market in Asia, as while online gambling is illegal, the government appears willing to turn a blind eye and as a result business is booming.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has clarified that so far only Solaire Resort & Casino's application to accept bets online has been approved, while the requests by Okada Manila and City of Dreams are still under study.