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Sochi Casinos Boast 11% Growth in Foreign Tourism in 2018
February 19th, 2019 By April Bergman

Sochi Casinos Boast 11% Growth in Foreign Tourism in 2018

Sochi wants to take its place alongside Macau, Las Vegas, and Monaco as a premier casino destination spot in the coming years. That is the message that Dmitry Anfinogenov, a spokesman for the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone in Russia, has for the world. Krasnaya Polyana is one of four special gambling zones in the Russian […]

PayPal Used by Problem Gamblers to Circumvent Bank Limits
February 18th, 2019 By April Bergman

PayPal Used by Problem Gamblers to Circumvent Bank Limits

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) said problem gamblers are using PayPal to gamble as much as $150,000 a day. The DCMS said time lag on the PayPal payment service is being used by gamblers to circumvent bank limits. In light of the report, DCMS called on the UK Gambling Commission […]

Betsson, Kindred Group Form NBO to Lobby Norway on Gambling
February 17th, 2019 By April Bergman

Betsson, Kindred Group Form NBO to Lobby Norway on Gambling

Several international gambling operators have formed an association, the Norwegian Industry Association for Online Gambling (NBO), to lobby the government of Norway into loosening restrictions in their gambling policy. Four gaming groups comprise the Norwegian Industry Association for Online Gambling: Betsson, Kindred Group, GiG, and ComeOn. Rolf Sims, Kindred’s public affairs manager, will serve as […]

K-pop Star Charged with Habitual Gambling by South Korea
February 16th, 2019 By April Bergman

K-pop Star Charged with Habitual Gambling by South Korea

Shoo, a member of the 1990s K-Pop band S.E.S., has been prosecuted by the South Korean government for illegal overseas gambling. South Korea has some of the most far-reaching anti-gambling laws, where citizens can be prosecuted for gambling in other countries — even when that gambling is considered legal in those foreign lands. The criminal […]

Cybercrime Division Raids Illegal Online Bookmakers across Turkey
February 15th, 2019 By April Bergman

Cybercrime Division Raids Illegal Online Bookmakers across Turkey

As part of a plan to introduce a state-run sports betting business, the government of Turkey has initiated a crackdown on online gambling. The Istanbul Security Directorate’s Cybercrime Division is conducting a nationwide crackdown on illegal online gambling operators by raiding homes and places of businesses in half of Turkey’s provinces. So far, the Cybercrime […]

Kings Roman Casino Expands, Despite US Sanctions
February 14th, 2019 By April Bergman

Kings Roman Casino Expands, Despite US Sanctions

Kings Roman Casino in Laos is expanding the operation, despite being sanction as a hub for organized crime by the United States Treasury Department a year ago. The Kings Roman owner, Zhao Wei, has been construction new buildings on the complex since February 2018 — not long after the Treasury Department sanctioned the business. Most […]

Atlantic City Casinos Have Oscars Prop Bets for First Time
February 13th, 2019 By April Bergman

Atlantic City Casinos Have Oscars Prop Bets for First Time

New Jersey will be the first US state to allow bettors to gamble on the results of the Academy Awards. For the first time, New Jersey residents will be able to make proposition bets on the 2019 Academy Awards through Atlantic City sportsbooks and sports betting apps. Atlantic City sportsbook operators wanted to provide betting […]

State Attorney Generals Criticize DOJ’s Online Gambling Policy
February 12th, 2019 By April Bergman

State Attorney Generals Criticize DOJ’s Online Gambling Policy

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro penned a joint letter to Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein protesting a recent opinion issued by the DOJ on the 1961 Wire Act. Gurbur Singh Grewal (pictured) and Josh Shapiro argued that the Wire Act […]

Pansy Ho Seeks Control of Macau Casino Giant SJM Holdings
February 11th, 2019 By April Bergman

Pansy Ho Seeks Control of Macau Casino Giant SJM Holdings

Pansy Ho of Shun Tak Holdings announced this week she had made a financial alliance with the Fok Foundation to gain control of SJM Holdings, one of six major casino operators in Macau. SJM was founded by Pansy Ho’s father, the legendary Chinese King of Gambling, Stanley Ho. Between them, Shun Tak Holdings and Fok […]

Malaysian Claims Online Gambling Ring Practiced Debt Slavery
February 10th, 2019 By April Bergman

Malaysian Claims Online Gambling Ring Practiced Debt Slavery

One of the 47 Malaysians detained by Cambodian officials on December 11th claims he was treated live a slave by the online gambling syndicate who smuggled him into the country. The Khmer Times published a report quoting a “high-placed source” who had access to Aron Naldy Muhammad Ting Abdullah, the 22-year old Malaysian national who […]

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