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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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200,000 Chinese nationals left Cambodia before end of 2019

2020-01-31

The Cambodian Department of Immigration on Thursday has reported that more than 200,000 Chinese left the country in the lead up to its ban on online g

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Cambodia online gambling ban comes into effect

2020-01-03

The Cambodian government’s online gambling ban took effect as of the end of 2019. Casinos failing to comply would reportedly face punishment by authorities, including the possibility of the revocation of their business licenses or other legal action.

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TRON reignites optimism around cryptocurrency gaming

2019-11-22

A cryptocurrency founded by a 29-year-old Peking University grad and Jack Ma protégé has emerged at the centre of a decentralized online gaming movement which is seeing thousands of users gamble tens of millions of dollars per day.

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POGOs to resist political pressures

2019-11-15

With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.

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India, Japan eyed as key emerging markets

2019-09-27

Uncertainties caused by instability in Cambodia and the Philippines has prompted operators to search for new markets, with India and Japan top of the list.

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How banned is Cambodia's online industry?

2019-09-20

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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Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

2019-09-13

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates...

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CDC approves two Sihanoukville hotel projects

2019-09-09

The Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved two new hotel projects in Sihanoukville worth $379 million, according to local media reports.

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Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming

2019-09-06

After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 

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Playtech cuts Asia revenue forecast

2019-08-22

U.K.-listed Playtech Holdings has cut its forecast for revenue from Asia this year due to a clampdown in Malaysia and increasing competition in China.

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Philippines suspends POGO license applications

2019-08-19

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has said it will stop accepting new applications for offshore online gaming licenses after Beijing called on Manila to crack down on gambling operations targeting its citizens.

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Belle Corp revenue from CoD up 9 percent

2019-07-26

Belle Corp said revenue fell 7 percent in the first half as gains from its share of revenue in City of Dreams Manila (CoD) failed to outweigh a decline in revenue at a unit that leases online betting equipment.

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Asian online market evolves but slowly

2019-07-19

The conditions prevalent in the markets of East Asia mean the evolution of a more recreational online player base is following a different path to how it occurred in Europe and suppliers need to be aware of changing patterns of behaviour.

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DICJ finds nothing illegal in Macau VIP rooms

2019-07-17

The head of Macau’s gaming regulator said the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has inspected 25 VIP rooms and found nothing illegal and confirmed that Suncity Holdings CEO Alvin Chao is not under investigation.

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Malaysia to draft laws to better police online gambling

2019-07-10

The Malaysian government is looking to amend the country’s laws on gambling to include online gambling, local media reports.  Home Minister Muhy

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Philippines to tighten foreign worker rules

2019-06-11

The Philippines plans to impose further restrictions on foreign migrants as Chinese workers flood into the country, mainly to take up jobs in the online gambling industry.

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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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