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National Assembly of Vietnam Approves New Sports Betting Legislation

National Assembly of Vietnam Approves New Sports Betting Legislation

Yesterday, the National Assembly of Vietnam thumbed up a new piece of legislation which would allow local citizens to wager on football matches held overseas. The Assembly’s decision coincided with the official start of the World Cup 2018 held in Russia. The new law, however, is set to come into […]

by · June 15, 2018 · Events & Reports
Kenyan Security Agencies Eliminate Gambling Machines as Part of Nationwide Anti-Gambling Campaign

Kenyan Security Agencies Eliminate Gambling Machines as Part of Nationwide Anti-Gambling Campaign

A massive campaign against gambling machines has started in the Eastern region of Kenya, with local security agencies trying to remove the terminals which have gained much popularity across the country. A team led by Wycliffe Ogallo, the Eastern Regional Coordinator, confiscated a total of 192 Chinese gambling terminals worth […]

by · June 13, 2018 · News
Switzerland to Ban Foreign Gambling Operators as Voters Thumb Up Proposed Gambling Act Reform

Switzerland to Ban Foreign Gambling Operators as Voters Thumb Up Proposed Gambling Act Reform

Swiss voters backed the proposed nationwide ban on remote gambling operations yesterday. The final results of the June 10th referendum showed that the majority of local voters came out in favor of suggested Switzerland’s gambling law overhaul. A total of 72.9% of the country’s voters supported the measure aimed at […]

by · June 11, 2018 · Events & Reports
YouTube Blocks Gambling Channels under Latest Rule Changes

YouTube Blocks Gambling Channels under Latest Rule Changes

Gambling channels have been terminated under YouTube’s Arbitrary Moderation Process. The video-sharing website YouTube seems to have started closing users’ gambling channels, The Atlantic reported. Brian Cristopher, a user and channel owner, revealed that his account got surprisingly suspended last week, with the website informing him of the actions taken […]

by · June 7, 2018 · Events & Reports
Poker Machine Closures Delayed as ACT Trading Scheme Turned Out Unsuccessful

Poker Machine Closures Delayed as ACT Trading Scheme Turned Out Unsuccessful

Shane Rattenbury, leader of the Australian Greens party, has admitted that the poker machine trading scheme which had been unveiled by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has not worked as initially planned. The Greens and the Labor Party have joined forces to extend the deadline for local community clubs to […]

by · June 6, 2018 · News
Turkish Police Raids Illegal Gambling Parlors as Part of Government’s Gambling Crackdown

Turkish Police Raids Illegal Gambling Parlors as Part of Government’s Gambling Crackdown

An unprecedented nationwide raid of the Turkish National Police ended up with eighty people being arrested and 36 businesses shut down. Late Saturday saw thousands of places in a total of 81 provinces around the country being attacked over alleged illegal gambling. As the Daily Sabah reported, the simultaneous operation […]

by · June 4, 2018 · News
Finnish National Betting Agency Veikkaus Announces Massive Lay-Offs

Finnish National Betting Agency Veikkaus Announces Massive Lay-Offs

The Finnish national betting agency, Veikkaus Oy, eliminated a total of 129 jobs after co-determination negotiations were brought to an end at the beginning of the week. Veikkaus is currently fully-owned by the country’s Government, which has allowed to impose a legal monopoly on the Finnish lotteries and sports betting […]

by · June 1, 2018 · News
Swiss Voters Seem to Support Foreign Online Casinos Ban

Swiss Voters Seem to Support Foreign Online Casinos Ban

A nationwide opinion poll in Switzerland has shown that plans for a gambling law amendment are making progress ahead of the vote scheduled for June 10th. Only a few weeks before the changes in the existing gambling legislation takes place, the leading polling and research institute GfS Bern revealed that […]

by · May 30, 2018 · Events & Reports
Star Entertainment Revenue Boosted by VIP Customers and Queensland Businesses

Star Entertainment Revenue Boosted by VIP Customers and Queensland Businesses

One of the largest Australian gaming and entertainment groups, Star Entertainment Group, shared that high-roller customers and Queensland businesses have brought larger revenue, at a time when the company has been focused on new Gold Coast- and Brisbane-located projects’ roll-out. As reported by the operator, the strong revenue growth registered […]

by · May 28, 2018 · News
Chinese Government Unlikely to Allow Casino Gambling in Hainan, Experts Say

Chinese Government Unlikely to Allow Casino Gambling in Hainan, Experts Say

Last week, casino industry experts refuted rumors that the island of Hainan, also known as “China’s Hawaii”, is set to become the next casino hub in the country. Still, they confirmed that the island could open doors for several kinds of sports lotteries. In February 2018 it became clear that […]

by · May 21, 2018 · News
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