Wednesday, June 29, 2022


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No timeline for re-entry of blue card holders


Macau’s authorities are continuing to bar the entry of non-resident workers into Macau, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to local rep

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Thailand extends ban on intl flights until June 30


The Thai government has extended its ban on passenger flights for another month to June 30, in continued efforts to contain the spread of the coronavi

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Government means business with online ban


Cambodia’s online gaming ban, which came into effect as of Jan. 1st, has triggered mass layoffs and the shutdown of numerous casinos, and is not expected to be lifted due to pressure from the Chinese government.

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How banned is Cambodia's online industry?


Mey Vann, director general at Cambodia’s Ministry of Finance, pulls no punches when it comes to the nation’s online gambling ban. “It’s gone and it’s not coming back,” he says

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Operators eye Thai potential


Thailand’s ongoing ban on all forms of gambling is proving a gold mine for casinos elsewhere in the region, with a growing number taking steps to specifically target the Thai VIP base. 

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Lottoland pledges to fight on after domestic ban


Lottoland, which was barred this week from taking bets on domestic Australian lotteries, vows to press on with its international business in the country and warned that the growing online operations of the incumbents pose a greater threat than it does...

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No plan yet on how to enforce frontline worker ban


The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has not yet come up with a surveillance plan to prevent frontline casino employees from gaming outside o

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A rum affair


Foreign investor interest in India’s online rummy companies has been growing, though a recent ordinance banning the game by the central state of Telangana has thrown the industry into turmoil and sparked fears of a domino effect across the country. In...

PEZA shuts door on online gaming firms


The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has made the decision to no longer allow online gaming firms to operate in any of its accredited sites a

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Vietnam lifts football betting ban


Vietnamese punters will finally be able to place wagers on international football matches from the end of March as a result of a new decree release by

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Vietnamese locals required to meet age, income requirements


Vietnamese locals will be required to meet a certain monthly income level in order to be permitted to gamble at local casinos, according to the latest

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Macau smoking bill to be nailed by August 2017


The Committee behind Macau’s proposed universal smoking ban has promised that a final decision on the ban would be made by the end of this tenure of

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Gujarat HC asks state government for decision on poker


The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to inform whether poker falls into the category of gambling, following a petition filed by the I

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Complaint filed against online rummy adverts in Tamil Nadu


A city-based social activist has petitioned the commissioner of police to take down a number of online rummy websites, local media reports. Activist E

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Singapore incumbents get online gambling nod, but restrictions remain


More than 18 months after Singapore’s ban on online gambling took effect, the Ministry of Finance has finally given the nod to the two incumbent operators to offer internet gambling services to locals. Since the Remote Gambling Act came into force...

Russia may reverse ban plans for Bitcoin


While Russian authorities have been adamant in the banning of Bitcoin in the country, a recent report by Russian news agency Interfax suggests there m

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Goan government admits stakes too high


Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has gone on record to say that his government would not be able to remove casinos from the state, acknowledging the

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Russian media watchdog blacklists payment providers


Online payment providers QIWI and Skrill are the latest firms to be blacklisted by Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. Last Thursday, the me

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Government will not drop anti-smoking bill


Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture has reaffirmed the government will not drop the revised tobacco control bill that could see a full

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