Archive for November, 2016

China Expresses Concern about 1200 Chinese Nationals Arrested in Philippines for Illegal Online Gambling
November 28th, 2016 By April Bergman

China Expresses Concern about 1200 Chinese Nationals Arrested in Philippines for Illegal Online Gambling

China is concerned by the detention of more than a thousand Chinese nationals by the Philippines government, due to an online gambling crackdown. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the detention of Chinese nationals could put a strain on Chinese-Filipino relations, which have shown signs of improving in recent months. Last week, the Philippine Immigration Bureau […]

Chinese Authorities Arrested 3 Australian Employees of Crown Resorts
November 25th, 2016 By April Bergman

Chinese Authorities Arrested 3 Australian Employees of Crown Resorts

Chinese authorities have arrested three Australian employees of Crown Resorts, a casino operator with business interests in Macau. Last month, Chinese authorities detained 18 different Crown employees, including Chinese nationals and Australians. Crown Resorts is the largest casino company in Australia. The company owns famous resorts like the Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth. The company […]

William Hill USA Sportsbooks Offer eSports Betting after Electronic Sports Wagers Are Legalized
November 21st, 2016 By April Bergman

William Hill USA Sportsbooks Offer eSports Betting after Electronic Sports Wagers Are Legalized

The Nevada Gaming Control Board now permits legal eSports wagers and William Hill Sports Book is taking eSports bets. William Hill USA announced on Friday it would take wagers on the Intel Extreme Masters Oakland League of Legends tournament, which took place this past weekend. Bettors had their choise of wagering +110 on favorite Team […]

Former Trump Executive Investigated by FinCen for His Extremely Profitable Casino in Saipan
November 17th, 2016 By April Bergman

Former Trump Executive Investigated by FinCen for His Extremely Profitable Casino in Saipan

Bloomberg News published a story this week stating that FinCen is investigating Mark Brown, described by various news sources as a “Trump protege”, for suspicious financial activity at the Saipan-based casino, “Best Sunshine Live“. The same casino pays cash to a number of political luminaries, including 3 former US governors, as well as former heads […]

Italy Plans to Eliminate One-Third of Its 400,000 Land-Based Slot machines
November 15th, 2016 By April Bergman

Italy Plans to Eliminate One-Third of Its 400,000 Land-Based Slot machines

Italy’s prime minister plans to eliminate up to one-third of the country’s slot machines by the end of 2017. Matteo Renzi’s released his anti-slots plan on Thursday of this past week, which includes the removal of more than 130,000 land-based slot machines in the country. Prime Minister Renzi’s decision comes after years of advocacy by […]

Australian Communications Minister Introduces IGA 2016 Online Gambling Bill
November 10th, 2016 By April Bergman

Australian Communications Minister Introduces IGA 2016 Online Gambling Bill

The federal government of Australia plans to introduce new restrictions on offshore operators in the online gambling services. The anti-online gambling bill comes after a long review of the IGA 2001, which was promised by a government minister in 2015. The Australian Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield, introduced the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 into the […]

A London Gambler Won £500,000 Betting on Donald Trump to Win US Presidential Election
November 8th, 2016 By April Bergman

A London Gambler Won £500,000 Betting on Donald Trump to Win US Presidential Election

A London gambler wagered £200,000 at the Spreadex sportsbook on the proposition Donald Trump would win the US presidential election. With Trump’s surprising victory in the November 8 contest, the Londoner stands to win £500,000 on top of his original stake. The gambler’s winnings were just one many big prizes for those willing to wager […]

Bangkok Police Are Alleged to Have Slain a Man in a Gambling Raid
November 2nd, 2016 By April Bergman

Bangkok Police Are Alleged to Have Slain a Man in a Gambling Raid

Police in a suburb of Bangkok are facing an inquiry after a death during a gambling raid this week. Investigators for the police department are looking into a complain against Sutthisan police. The vice cops raided an illegal high-low dice game in the Huai Khwang district. Six officers attached to the Sutthisan police station are […]

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