Archive for September, 2015

Taiwanese Officials Announce Raids on Illegal Pigeon Racing Clubs
September 28th, 2015 By April Bergman

Taiwanese Officials Announce Raids on Illegal Pigeon Racing Clubs

Taiwanese officials have been cracking down on illegal pigeon racing in recent months. So far, Taiwan’s Agriculture Minister, Chen Bao-ji, says that the government has confiscated US$3.62 million from pigeon clubs across the island nation. The wealth seized comes in the form of cash, computers, and other equipment used to conduct pigeon races. Chen Bao-ji’s […]

Operation Thunderbolt15 in China Arrests 51 Thousand on Gambling and Other Vice Charges
September 26th, 2015 By April Bergman

Operation Thunderbolt15 in China Arrests 51 Thousand on Gambling and Other Vice Charges

Hong Kong media sources have reported that anti-gambling raids over a 3-month period have led to 4,343 arrests. These 4300+ people are said to have ties to Hong Kong’s organized crime syndicates. Though in most other country’s, the numbers involved would suggest that the main connection most have is wagering through their illegal sports betting […]

Brazil’s Politicians Consider Legalizing Casinos to Balance the State Budget
September 23rd, 2015 By April Bergman

Brazil’s Politicians Consider Legalizing Casinos to Balance the State Budget

Brazil is considering a bill which would legalize gambling in the world’s 5th most populous nation. If the law passed, it would reverse a policy which is nearly 70 years old. Though it is an emerging economy, Brazil is facing its worst recession in 25. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff wants to find new sources of […]

South Australia Institutes Eftpos Machine Law to Counter Problem Gambling
September 22nd, 2015 By April Bergman

South Australia Institutes Eftpos Machine Law to Counter Problem Gambling

South Australia’s Police Minister says that putting Eftpos machines near the pokies is a likely to make punters think twice before compulsively gambling. Police Minister Tony Piccolo expects the point of service cash machines “will make gambling addicts think twice, because of human interaction.” Piccolo is referring to a new law currently being passed in […]

Chinese Social Media Celebrity Guo Meimei Sentenced to 5 Years for Illegal Gambling Ring
September 19th, 2015 By April Bergman

Chinese Social Media Celebrity Guo Meimei Sentenced to 5 Years for Illegal Gambling Ring

Guo Meimei, an Internet celebrity in China best known for her role as a “professional mistress”, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fine 50,000 yuan for running an illegal sports betting syndicate in Beijing. Ms. Guo was arrested in July 2014 for taking illegal bets on the 2014 World Cup, which was […]

2 Resorts World Sentosa Dealers Sentenced for Cheating at Cards in Singapore
September 17th, 2015 By April Bergman

2 Resorts World Sentosa Dealers Sentenced for Cheating at Cards in Singapore

Two dealers at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore were sentenced Wednesday for partaking in a cheating scheme. The two dealers had been assigned to 3-card poker tables during their alleged cheating. According to The Strait Times, a leading media outlet in Singapore, the two men accused of dealer were Zhang Zhijiu, a 40-year old Chinese […]

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