Archive for February, 2017

Philippine Police Arrest 15 Chinese Nationals in the Latest Online Gambling Crackdown
February 27th, 2017 By April Bergman

Philippine Police Arrest 15 Chinese Nationals in the Latest Online Gambling Crackdown

The Pasig City police filed illegal gambling charges in the Philippine Department of Justice against 15 Chinese nationals. The police arrested the group for violations of the Cybercrime Law in Pasig City one night last week. The complaint against the people accused YD International Incorporated, which is headquartered in Pasig City, of violations of Presidential […]

Sutton United’s Wayne Shaw Resigns after Probe into Pie-Eating during Arsenal Match
February 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

Sutton United’s Wayne Shaw Resigns after Probe into Pie-Eating during Arsenal Match

When Sutton United’s backup goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw, ate a pie during a recent Premier League match, it sparked a major gambling controversy. In the wake in the incident, Wayne Shaw resigned his position on the Sutton United roster. The pie-eating incident happened during a recent FA Cup match between Arsenal and Sutton United. The London-based […]

Lawrence Ho Said He’ll Pay “Whatever It Takes to Win” a Japanese Casino License
February 22nd, 2017 By April Bergman

Lawrence Ho Said He’ll Pay “Whatever It Takes to Win” a Japanese Casino License

Lawrence Ho is poised to become the kind of global casino impresario that his legendary father, Stanley Ho, never became. As the new majority owner of Melco Crown, Lawrence Ho stands ready to collect casino licenses in Japan and Vietnam. In recent remarks to international gaming media, a proposed license for Osaka, Japan was at […]

Montreal Professor Wants Canadian State Lotteries to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports
February 20th, 2017 By April Bergman

Montreal Professor Wants Canadian State Lotteries to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

Prof. Jeffrey Derevensky of McGill University is urging provincial governments in Canada to back daily fantasy sports. In particular, Derevensky suggests that state lottery corporations organize daily fantasy sports games. The professor believes the state-sponsored gaming corporations would provide more socially responsible fantasy sports contests than the private interests. Canada’s lottery corporations have a bigger […]

Morgan Stanley Predicts the United States Will Have Legal Sports Betting in 2 to 4 Years
February 18th, 2017 By April Bergman

Morgan Stanley Predicts the United States Will Have Legal Sports Betting in 2 to 4 Years

Morgan Stanley stated this week it expects to see sports betting legalized in the United States this week, according to the American Gaming Society. The AGA said it was “most excited” to see the prediction. The Morgan Stanley analysis came after the financial institution suggested neutral comments from President Donald Trump were a further sign […]

Ponpan Mayple Promdum Is Fined by Thai Police for a Gambling-Related Striptease on Facebook Live
February 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Ponpan Mayple Promdum Is Fined by Thai Police for a Gambling-Related Striptease on Facebook Live

Ponpan Mayple Promdum, an online personality in Thailand, has been fined for a striptease betting promo on a Facebook Live stream. The 26-year old Promdum’s live stream performance was designed to promote a gambling site. Ponpan Mayple Promdum self-titled herself “net idol pretty” after she collected many social media followers. She was fined by Thai […]

Bloomberg Markets Warns of a Possible New Slowdown in Macau’s Casino Economy
February 13th, 2017 By April Bergman

Bloomberg Markets Warns of a Possible New Slowdown in Macau’s Casino Economy

Bloomberg Markets published an article this week stating that Macau stocks are showing signs of weakness again. Bloomberg’s doomsaying comes at a time when most analysts are bullish on Macau casino stocks. Jeanny Yu and Kana Nishizawa began their article with the quote, “The last time investors were this optimistic about Macau casino stocks, it […]

Russian Lawmakers Propose a New Blacklist for Online Gambling Websites
February 11th, 2017 By April Bergman

Russian Lawmakers Propose a New Blacklist for Online Gambling Websites

Russian lawmakers are reconsidering legislation to require banks and financial institutions to block transactions involving blacklisted online gambling websites. According to the RBC.ru news website, the new law would create a register of banned sites. Under the auspices of the Federal Task Service, the register would be distributed to all Russian local payment processors. These […]

CrownBet’s Loyalty Scheme Deal with NSWClubs Is Criticized by the Alliance for Gambling Reform
February 8th, 2017 By April Bergman

CrownBet’s Loyalty Scheme Deal with NSWClubs Is Criticized by the Alliance for Gambling Reform

Anti-gambling activists are critical of a new deal between Crown Resorts and the clubs of New South Wales that encourage NSW gamblers to use a loyalty scheme promoted by CrownBet, an online betting service. One key opponent called the deal “cynical opportunism at its worst“. Charles Livingstone, an outspoken critic of the deal, said of […]

Craig Douglas Fined £90,000 for Illegal Gambling Charges in FUT Galaxy Case
February 6th, 2017 By April Bergman

Craig Douglas Fined £90,000 for Illegal Gambling Charges in FUT Galaxy Case

YouTube personality Craig Douglas, better known for his online moniker “Nepenthez”, faces a large fine after pleading guilty to gambling charges in a UK court. Nepenthez pleaded guilty to charges of running his FUT Galaxy, a gambling site focused on the FIFA video game. Mr. Douglas has been ordered to pay a £90,000 fine for […]

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