In yet another sign of how Covid-19 may fundamentally change the gambling landscape in Asia, Thai media is reporting that the government is open to studying whether to legalize gambling.
Maharashtra, an Indian state with a population far in excess of 100 million people, is studying the possibility of legalizing online gambling as a mea
The Chinese island of Hainan may become a new hub for land-based casinos, with government agencies reportedly considering allowing online betting and
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
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
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...
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...
The Nagaland government has started the process of issuing licenses for online games of skill under the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion
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
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
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
Hard Rock International Inc. says it is prepared to make a “major investment” in Japan, Bloomberg reports. With renewed discussions around the leg
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...
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
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
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has reportedly turned down a proposal sent by the home department to legalize casinos in the state, accor
The recently formed All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has appealed to the Prime Minister to legalize sports betting in the country, local media repor
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
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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