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Pagcor cracks down on illegal online operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp has launched a crackdown of illegal online gaming operations in the country, local media reports.

Russia regulator targets Yandex for betting ads

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service is taking action against web-search company Yandex for distributing gambling ads by Fonbet during the FIFA World Cup, 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.

UnionPay crackdown has minimal impact amidst illegal use

The seizure of UnionPay point of sale terminals (POS) from pawn shops in Macau earlier this month triggered a slide in operator shares on fears of tighter capital controls, though the continued use of illegal devices means there has been little impact on revenue.

Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown…industry less so

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about illegal gambling.

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.

UBS raises 2018 mass forecast, but says UnionPay may weigh

UBS has raised its gaming estimates for the mass market for 2018 to 18 percent from 17 percent previously, though adds the sector is likely to be the most affected by the government’s confiscation of China UnionPay point-of-sale terminals.

Removal of UnionPay devices sparks capital outflow concern

Macau authorities, in conjunction with Chinese banks, have been removing China UnionPay point of sale terminals from pawn shops operating in casinos, creating jitters the move may herald a broader attempt to control capital outflows.
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