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Betfair pulls Japan racing after JRA pressure

2020-05-29

Betfair Australia said it was pulling the ability to allow bets on Japanese horse racing after pressure from the country’s racing body.

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Vietnam police make second major gambling bust in a month

2020-05-29

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

2020-05-17

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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Ascot provides royal revenue boost

2019-10-25

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has seen strong growth in its international business, with the addition of a pool on racing at Royal Ascot boosting turnover.

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Slow progress seen in Asian online gaming regulation

2019-10-17

Asian governments are expected to eventually regulate online gaming, though lack of legislation is still a major factor holding back potential.

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Operators eye Thai potential

2019-08-02

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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Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate

2019-03-08

A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports bet

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Australia takes on sporting cheats, but global action needed

2019-02-15

Australia is stepping up its game in seeking to stamp out match fixing, though the illegal gambling that underpins the problem is estimated to generate profits of at least $4.2 billion in just six jurisdictions and is growing much faster than legal wagering.

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What next for China’s booming lottery sector?

2019-02-01

China’s lottery sector continues to boom, but uncertainty over how Beijing may react to the rapid growth continues to linger, with big questions over the future direction of online sales and sports betting.

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Philippines, Cambodia in likely firing line for China online crackdown

2018-11-16

There’s growing concern that China may launch a crackdown on the streaming of casino games into the country next year, potentially dealing a major blow to the booming industry in the Philippines and Cambodia.

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Russia targets illegal activities as gambling revenue falls

2018-09-07

Russia is getting serious about cracking down on illegal gambling, which is having a significant impact on the development of the country’s gambling

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Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown...industry less so

2018-06-15

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about ill

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Senior police officer arrested in gambling crackdown

2018-04-26

A senior police officer in Vietnam was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in an international gambling ring, local media reports. The arre

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Will U.S. sports betting decision spillover into Asia?

2018-04-11

When in 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court accepted to hear the appeal in the Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association case (later renamed Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association) no one expected New Jersey ever to be allowed to offer...

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Donaco wins case to shut Star Paradise

2018-01-02

Australia-listed Donaco International said it has won a court injunction to close the Star Paradise casino in Cambodia, which it says is operating in

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ICC probes India match-fixing reports

2017-12-14

The International Cricket Council has opened an investigation into allegations made by the U.K.’s Sun newspaper that the third Ashes test has been t

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Tax changes rock Russia’s gambling sector

2017-12-13

Russia has passed a bill that doubles tax rates for both land-based casinos and bookmakers, with even more hikes in the pipeline, raising concern the ever shifting sands of regulation are changing the outlook for the industry and threatening foreign investment. Steve...

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Malaysia declares war on illegal gambling

2017-11-29

Malaysia has launched a major crackdown on illegal gambling and this time says it will stamp out the practice for good, though some observers are less optimistic. They say without changes to the law to specifically target online activities, stamping out...

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Govt to probe illegal matka gambling in the state

2017-10-30

The Goa government on Monday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to crack down on “matka gambling” in the state, on directions from the Bomb

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