Thursday, August 18, 2022


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Police arrest three more linked to bribery scandal


Tokyo prosecutors have arrested three corporate executives for allegedly offering money to a defendant in the bribery scandal to provide false testimony, according to local media reports.

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Navigating Indochina’s investment risk


Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these...

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Robust rules lacking in live casino boom


Cambodia is Indochina’s undisputed king of live dealer gaming, with land-based casinos rushing to install dedicated set-ups to stream action from gaming floors to online players.

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Former ministry official tangled in Kangwon scandal


South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism office was raided on Saturday after allegations emerged that a former tourism ministry officia

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Politics rein in KRA progress


Korea’s horse racing industry, considered the sleeping giant of Asia, has not been immune from the turmoil sweeping through the country’s political and business classes, with modernization plans in the balance after the Korean Racing Authority chairman...

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Domingo denies being offered bribe from Lam


Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chair Andrea Domingo denies she was offered a bribe by gaming tycoon Jack Lam, though she admitted havi

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Outlook improves, but China remains in driver’s seat


Macau got off to a good start in January, with GGR in the initial weeks higher than expected, though few expect any return to the stellar growth rates of the past, with China still likely to be the driving factor for casino operators. Beijing’s crackdown...

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Fixing Malaysia’s sports corruption image


 Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities. But just how accurate are these claims and why do so many fixes emanate from this part of the continent?     

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Duterte orders seizure of Lam assets


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the seizure of all of casino mogul Jack Lam’s assets in the Philippines for allegedly not paying ta

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Norfolk Island Gaming Authority to shut down


The Norfolk Island Gaming Authority will be shut down after a report released by the Federal Government found the regulator to be “barely viable”,

18 Crown employees reportedly detained in China


At least 18 employees of casino operator Crown Resorts have been detained by Chinese authorities, local media reports. "Crown believes that a number o

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Esports won’t escape match-fixing: Integrity commissioner


While the rapid growth of competitive video gaming has caught the eye of the operators all over the world, attention needs to be placed on the threat

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Govt to set up anti-corruption taskforce in sports


The South Korean government is forming a task force to handle corruption in sports in the wake of a match-fixing scandal in professional basketball, l

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17 banned over match-fixing in Romania


Romania's football federation (FRF) has reportedly imposed bans on three coaches and 14 players at second division Gloria Buzau over match-fixing alle

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M-League to employ FIFA match-fixing detection system


The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has received the approval to introduce a FIFA  system that monitors irregular betting patterns, The Star r

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India’s cricket body says opposed to legalizing betting


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told the Supreme Court that betting on cricket matches is not feasible unless a central law to le

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Goa opposition alleges corruption over casino extension


National Secretary of the Congress party, Girish Chodankar is alleging foul play in relation to the extension granted to offshore casinos in Goa, loca

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Tabcorp’s payment to Cambodian PM to be examined by anti-bribery agencies


A $200,000 (US$150,300) payment, which was allegedly made as part of a previous attempt to secure a lucrative online gaming licence in Cambodia is bei

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City University study reveals triads play a large role in Macau VIP gaming


A study by the City University of Hong Kong has found that triads play a large part in VIP gaming in Macau, according to Portuguese news agency, Lusa.

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