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Five arrested for violent break-in at illegal Tokyo online casino store

Tokyo police announced that they have arrested five suspects for a violent invasion of an illegal online casino store in the Kishicho district of Tokyo.

NZ race fixing eleven appear in court

A total of eleven people have now been charged in New Zealand’s harness race fixing scandal and nine of them made appearances in district courts this week. Only one has entered a plea, and all have been remanded on bail to appear again next month.

Two lawmakers indicted in Kangwon Land scandal

Two lawmakers from the main opposition party in South Korea have been indicted in connection with a job placement scandal at Kangwon Land, local media reports.

Thai gambling arrests soar during World Cup

Police in Thailand arrested three times as many gambling suspects during the FIFA World Cup this year than they did during the prior tournament in 2014, The Nation reports.

Second illegal casino bust in Kabukicho nets arrest of 28 people

Tokyo police have announced the bust of a second illegal casino operation in Kabukicho, this time a significantly larger operation involving two shops supplied...

Police bust Vietnam betting ring worth $26m

Police in Vietnam have smashed on online betting ring thought to have been worth about $26 million, arresting four people, local media reports.

Hong Kong seizes $9.9m from illegal World Cup gambling ring

Hong Kong police have seized bets worth HK$78 million ($9.9 million) from a gambling ring taking bets on the FIFA World Cup, local media reports.

Macau police raid Cotai resorts

Macau police have arrested 110 men and women from mainland China after raids at several resorts on the Cotai Strip over the weekend, local media reports.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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