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Vietnam sports betting is seen as too restrictive to make business sense

Vietnam is considering further steps to open up its sports betting market, though industry insiders say it’s still unlikely to be enough to attract investors. 
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Sporting bets on Olympics, Japan and esports

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Japan Olympics, our focus section in this edition of Asia Gaming Briefing is on the sports betting world.
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Interview with Martin Purbrick: Not all regulation is created equal [video]

Martin Purbrick, director of Purbrick & Associates, who consults on risk related issues with a special focus on sports betting and integrity, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the boom in illegal online gambling during the pandemic, the risks for sports integrity and how regulation can help, but that not all regulation is created equal.

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.

HK arrests 65 in illegal gambling raid, including policeman

Hong Kong police have busted a gambling den, arresting 65 people, including a 28-year old constable. The police officer has been suspended from duty.

Thai police arrest 34 in online gambling bust in cargo container

Thai police have arrested 34 in a bust on an online gambling operation being carried out from inside a cargo container near the Cambodian border, where wagers exceeded THB1 billion ($33.2 million).

Thai business leaders debating advisability of casino legalization

Thailand’s Pattaya region business leaders are reportedly divided over whether opening legal casinos would mitigate Thailand’s illegal gambling problem.

Thai police arrest 34 in gambling bust, seize 26 slot machines

Thai police have busted a large illegal gambling operation operating out of a luxury resort in the north of the company, arresting 34 people. Police seized 26 slot machines, 29 sets of cards, 60 chips and a Baccarat table.
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Covid-19 prompts Thailand gambling legalization debate

In yet another sign of how Covid-19 may fundamentally change the gambling landscape in Asia, Thai media is reporting that the government is open to studying whether to legalize gambling.

Thai PM ready to consider merits of legalizing gambling

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he's willing to consider whether to legalize gambling to help stamp out rampant illegal betting, even though he personally is against the idea.

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