Friday, August 12, 2022


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Vietnam police make second major gambling bust in a month


Vietnamese police have broken up an illegal online gambling operation in Hanoi that has taken in about $2.77 billion in business, VN Express reports.

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Philippine police nab 265 in online gaming raid


Philippine police have arrested 265 Chinese nationals after an operation against an illegal offshore gaming operation in Las Pinas City, on the southern edge of Metro Manila.

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Cockfighting bust nets 60 arrests in Phuket


Local media reports that 60 gamblers were arrested on Sunday as a police raid caught them in the middle of a cockfight on Thailand’s Phuket island.

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Anti-corruption police smash illegal HKJC bookmaking ring


The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced that they have arrested a total of 21 people, including six staff members of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), in connection with an illegal bookmaking ring.

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Vietnam busts $69m illegal gambling ring


Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in connection with a VND1.6 trillion ($69 million) illegal gambling ring, VN Express reports.  Six peopl

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Singapore arrests 78 for gambling, vice 


Singapore arrests 78 in six-day sting against illegal gambling and vice activities, local media reports. 

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Cops bust alleged casino investment fraud scheme


Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested three men whom they accuse of creating an illegal and fraudulent investment scheme regarding the collection of funds for a casino in the Middle East.

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Woman arrested for aiding Osaka casino shooting suspect


At the end of April, Osaka police announced that they had arrested a woman on charges of assisting Shinichi Igawa—the South Korean national of unknown occupation whom police have identified as the shooter of two other men at an illegal internet casino...

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Nepal casino raided for locals gambling


Nepali police raided the Hotel Soaltee’s Mahjong Casino in Kathmandu on Tuesday night arresting eight people, including the property’s CEO and man

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Online gambling gang returned to China


The members of an online gambling gang were reportedly rounded up and returned to China from Fiji after Beijing sent a team to the island to investiga

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Singapore arrests 42 in illegal gambling bust


Singapore police have arrested 41 men and one woman for illegal gambling and gang-related activities after a five-hour raid. Items seized during the o

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Police arrest three for cheating in Sihanoukville casino


Cambodian police have arrested three local residents for allegedly cheating in a Sihanoukville casino, local media reports. The men were usings tricks

No chance of pokies at Crown Barangaroo


Crown Resorts’ new VIP casino that is planned for Barangaroo in Sydney will not be permitted to operate pokies, even though the high roller market h

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Recovery, arrests and openings - 2016 in review


To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year...

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China police bust $46.2m online gambling ring


Police in China’s central Hunan Province have detained 19 alleged members of an online gambling gang, in which more than 300 million yuan ($46.2 mil

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Five arrested in India for accepting bets on Asia Cup T20


Five people have been arrested for betting on the Pakistan and Bangladesh match in the ongoing Asia Cup T20 tournament, local media reports. After a t

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South Koreans arrested in Vietnam for illegal betting website


A group of seven South Koreans operating an illegal sports betting website in Vietnam has been arrested, according to South Korean Police and local me

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Police raid midnight gambling den in Hong Kong, arrest 21


Hong Kong police arrested 21 people on Friday after a raid on a video arcade that is known to convert to a gambling venue after midnight, local media

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98 people arrested for illegal online gambling: China


Chinese police have arrested 98 people connected to online gambling networks that handled $78 billion in bets, according to state media. Police in Hun

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