Monday, June 27, 2022


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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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Chinese investment brought the mafia: governor


China’s increasing involvement and investment in the Sihanoukville Province has pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, said governor Yun

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Gambling-related kidnappings rise over last 12 months


Gambling-related kidnappings and arson saw a significant hike over the past twelve months in Macau, says the director of the Judiciary Police, Chau Wa

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Crown staff in China one step closer to trial


The Crown Resorts staff currently detained in China have officially had their case handed to local prosecutors, local media reports. On Wednesday, the

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Crown had been warned before: Bloomberg


Crown Resorts had already been warned by Chinese authorities to halt its efforts attracting high rollers from the mainland once before, Bloomberg repo

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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Regulators to focus on casino crime


Money laundering and transnational crime will be some of the key concerns for casino regulators in Asia, said Lee Tzu Yang, the chairman of the Casino

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Gaming crime goes up: PJ


Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) has revealed crimes related to gaming have increased 33 percent in the first five months of the year, local media repo

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India's president suggests revision of penal code to include online gambling


India president Pranab Mukherjee is reportedly suggesting revisions to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to include cyber crimes such as online gambling and

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Task units established in Moscow to monitor illegal gambling


Moscow activists have reportedly set up task units to monitor illegal gambling and other wrongdoings, according to the Moscow government's official we

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Melco Crown tightens security with facial recognition technology


Melco Crown has reportedly adopted face recognition technology in an attempt to prevent banned patrons from entering its casinos, local media reports.

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Macau gaming-related crimes on the rise, Security Secretary says


Macau authorities have received 1,118 reports of suspected crime related to gaming in the first nine months of the year, a 34 percent increase on the

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AGA invites law enforcement authorities to join "Play it Safe"


American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman invited attorneys general, police chiefs and other top law enforcement officials to partne

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Betfair suspected of being used to launder gangster's money


Online gambling agency Betfair is being used by an Australian underworld figure as an online bank and suspected vehicle for laundering millions of dol

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Galaxy warns of fraudulent salespeople


Galaxy Entertainment Group announced that criminals have been fraudulently selling and promoting the operator’s hotel room and other packages over t

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Vietnamese lawmakers urge gov't to stop considering gambling a crime


Vietnamese lawmakers urged the government to stop considering gambling a crime, during a discussion on amendments to the Penal Code, local media repor

Maca casino-related crimes up, other crimes down


Macau’s director of the Judiciary Police said there was an increase in casino-related crimes in the first five months of the year especially in ille

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Lawmakers demand answers in Wang Bo case


Filipino lawmakers are looking for answers from the Anti-Money Laundering Council and central bank as to how P91 billion from an illegal gambling synd

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Crime spikes in 15Q1 as revenues fall


Casino-linked crimes in Macau rose in the first quarter of 2015 as revenues plummeted, with the number of illegal detentions involving forced collecti

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