Saturday, August 13, 2022


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China mulls legalization of casinos in Hainan


The Chinese island of Hainan may become a new hub for land-based casinos, with government agencies reportedly considering allowing online betting and

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Myanmar regions seek casino permission


Five regional and state ministers in Myanmar have asked for permission to operate casinos in hotels in their territories during a meeting with the cou

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State cricket bodies hush on betting legalization talks


A number of India’s state cricket associations have stayed silent after being requested to give their views on the legalization of betting, local me

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Public to weigh in on gambling legalization


The Law Commission of India has issued a public notice to stakeholders and members of the general public asking whether gambling and betting should be

Foreign interest seen strong if casinos legalized


Thailand would be a major draw for foreign investors were it to legalize its casino industry and would likely provide significant competition for other regional jurisdictions, according to panelists at the recent ASEAN Gaming Summit. The Southeast Asian...

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Law Commission sees revenue potential from casinos, but no decision yet


India’s Law Commission recognizes the government would raise substantial revenue from regulating the country’s $60 billion gambling industry, but its chairman says the legal body has not yet made up its mind on the issue. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan...

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Nagaland issues first online skill game license


The Nagaland government has started the process of issuing licenses for online games of skill under the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion

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Casino bill heads to Upper House Committee, concerns still afoot


Japan’s Casino Bill was sent to the Upper House Cabinet Affairs Committee on Wednesday, as scheduled, where deliberations on the long-awaited bill h

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Lawmakers reopen casino legalization debate


Japanese lawmakers have reopened the debate on a bill to legalize casinos on Wednesday, with key LDP executives saying the party will try to pass the

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Japan won’t pass bill this session: MS


Japan is not likely to pass the Casino IR Introduction BIll in the current Diet session, due to time constraints and the US Presidential election, acc

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Hard Rock joins list of budding Japan casino investors


Hard Rock International Inc. says it is prepared to make a “major investment” in Japan, Bloomberg reports. With renewed discussions around the leg

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Andhra Pradesh receives six casino proposals


The Andhra Pradesh state government has received six proposals to open casinos in the state, including one in the Krishna River, local media reports.

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Long-delayed sports betting plan may miss goal


Vietnam, a country of keen gamblers and soccer fans with a population of about 90 million, may be on the verge of legalizing sports betting after two decades of procrastination. However, experts say a proposal put forward in August by the Ministry of...

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South Korean investor pursuing Vietnam racetrack


South Korean investor, G.O.Max I&D Company is pursuing a project to build a horse racetrack in northern Vinh Phuc province in Vietnam. According to lo

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Punters to place bets online as soon as Oct


Singapore punters may be able to legally place bets online as early as October, the Straits Times reports. According to the news outlet, Singapore-bas

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No decision yet on casinos in Maharashtra: CM


Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has reportedly turned down a proposal sent by the home department to legalize casinos in the state, accor

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Sports betting could fund athletes: AIGF


The recently formed All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has appealed to the Prime Minister to legalize sports betting in the country, local media repor

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Betting legalization plans criticized for low daily limit


The finance ministry of Vietnam is seeking the government’s approval to legalize sports betting under a plan that has been criticized for keeping th

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On the road to regulation in India


In a move likely to give a much-needed and major boost to the gambling industry in India, the All India Gaming Federation, a body that intends to promote legal gambling among other objectives, was launched in Delhi last week, on Wednesday, August 3.

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