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Yakuza boss arrested over illegal internet casino funds

A 67-year-old yakuza boss named Chikao Takabayashi was arrested on Tuesday on charges of receiving funds from an illegal internet casino based in the Omiya Ward of Saitama Prefecture.

Time to move the regulatory goalposts

There is no question that the global sports betting market is massive and growing fast. According to figures from respected statistics company, Statista, the global gross gaming yield now stands at about $400 billion, with the majority of that generated in Asia.

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.

Another illegal casino busted in Yokohama’s Naka Ward

Police raided an illegal casino in Yokohama’s Naka Ward on Wednesday morning, the second such high-profile bust since July.

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.

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...

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.

Tokyo cops bust illegal internet casino in Kabukicho

Tokyo police have arrested two people in connection with an illegal internet casino that had been operating in the basement of a building in Kabukicho for the past two months.
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

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