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Another Massive Illegal Gambling Ring Busted in Vietnam

Another Massive Illegal Gambling Ring Busted in Vietnam

Vietnamese police busted an $87-million illegal online gambling ring as the World Cup is entering its final week, local news outlets reported earlier today. Following coordinated raids in several cities across the country, officers arrested ten people on illegal gambling charges on Sunday. The operation was conducted jointly by officers […]

by · July 9, 2018 · Events & Reports
Netherlands Gaming Authority Chief Leaves after 5 Years at the Helm

Netherlands Gaming Authority Chief Leaves after 5 Years at the Helm

Marja Appelman, Chief Executive of the Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit, is leaving her post to pursue new career opportunities, it was announced earlier today. Ms. Appelman was appointed as Executive Director of the Housing Market Directorate at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relation. She will assume her […]

by · July 6, 2018 · Events & Reports
Gibraltar Introduces Lower Gambling Tax, Higher License Fees

Gibraltar Introduces Lower Gambling Tax, Higher License Fees

Gibraltar is rolling out a new gambling tax and new annual licensing fees for gambling companies to “complement a constantly changing industry landscape”, Minister for Financial Services and Gaming Albert Isola announced earlier this week during his budget speech. The new taxation regime has already taken effect and Minister Isola […]

by · July 5, 2018 · Events & Reports
Thai Police Arrest More Than 9,000 People on World Cup Gambling Charges

Thai Police Arrest More Than 9,000 People on World Cup Gambling Charges

Thai police arrested more than 9,000 people on illegal gambling-related charges during the first 20 days of the World Cup, Deputy police spokesman Krisana Patanacharoen told media on Wednesday. Police have ramped up efforts to crack down on illegal betting since the beginning of this year’s biggest sporting event as […]

by · July 5, 2018 · Events & Reports
Singapore Police Bust $3-Million Illegal Betting Ring

Singapore Police Bust $3-Million Illegal Betting Ring

Singapore police arrested on Monday 31 individuals for the provision of illegal sports betting services to locals during the ongoing World Cup. Following massive raids across the city, police also seized S$1.25 million (approximately $733,400) in cash and equipment allegedly used for the illegal operation of betting. This is the […]

by · July 4, 2018 · Events & Reports
Poker Tournaments Starting July 3-8

Poker Tournaments Starting July 3-8

The WSOP is in full swing in Las Vegas and the WSOP Main Event is already drawing players from here and there to the poker tables of Rio All-Suite Resort & Casino. The casino might be the center of poker action right now, but it is far from being the […]

by · July 3, 2018 · Events & Reports
Italy’s Gambling Advertising Ban Gets Government Tick, Takes Effect January 1, 2019

Italy’s Gambling Advertising Ban Gets Government Tick, Takes Effect January 1, 2019

A full ban on gambling advertising is set to take effect in Italy from January 1, 2019, it was confirmed last night after the Italian Council of Ministers approved the so-called Dignity Decree authored by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio. Under Article 8 of the piece of legislation, all […]

by · July 3, 2018 · Events & Reports
Italy’s Proposed Gambling Ads Ban Could Open Pandora’s Box of Trouble for the Industry

Italy’s Proposed Gambling Ads Ban Could Open Pandora’s Box of Trouble for the Industry

With a brand new, very populist, and very anti-gambling government, Italy seems to be on the cusp of completely banning gambling advertising, thus opening what many would consider a Pandora’s box of nasty consequences for its gambling industry. The debate over the potential prohibition of any gambling-related promotional content on […]

by · July 2, 2018 · Events & Reports
Thai Police Make 6,500 Illegal Gambling-Related Arrests During First Two Weeks of World Cup

Thai Police Make 6,500 Illegal Gambling-Related Arrests During First Two Weeks of World Cup

Thai police have arrested more than 6,500 people on gambling-related charges since the start of the World Cup in mid-June. Of those arrested, 250 were found to have been involved in illegal provision of sports betting services. Police have also confiscated more than THB28 million (approximately $844,645) during multiple gambling-related […]

by · July 2, 2018 · Events & Reports
Melco’s Temporary Casino in Cyprus Opens Doors Today

Melco’s Temporary Casino in Cyprus Opens Doors Today

A temporary casino is set to open doors today in the Republic of Cyprus. The venue will be located in the city of Limassol and will remain operational until 2021 when the much larger casino resort City of Dreams Mediterranean will be completed and launched. The C2 Cyprus temporary casino […]

by · June 28, 2018 · Events & Reports
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