Gambling News 12th August, 2016

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ONLINE GAMBLING PURGE IN THE PHILIPPINES CONTINUES (Update)

12th August, 2016 at 06:51:17
Now PAGCOR lines up CEZA in its sights.

President Rodrigo Duterte's purge of online gambling in the Philippines looks about to widen following comments Friday by PAGCOR chief Andrea Domingo, who confirmed the company will be investigating and reassessing the activities of special freeport zones like CEZA that issue licenses to foreign online gaming firms.

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RUSSIAN REGULATOR KEEPS THE PRESSURE ON ILLEGAL INTERNET GAMBLING

12th August, 2016 at 06:51:17
Banks warned to review accounts to remove illegal operators; 350 illegal websites blacklisted in first week of August.

The Russian Internet regulator Roskomnadzor continued to show its teeth this week, communicating with banks to warn them to review and remove illegal (blacklisted) online gambling sites from their systems in order to disrupt financial transactions, and revealing that in the first week of August alone the regulator has imposed ISP blocks on 350 unlawful gambling websites.

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CHINESE SEARCH ENGINE CLEARED ON INTERNET GAMBLING ADVERTISING CHARGES

12th August, 2016 at 06:51:17
Beijing Cyberspace Administration accepts that gambling adverts "slipped through the net" and orders Baidu to tighten security.

The Beijing Cyberspace Administration has concluded its investigation into the appearance of online gambling advertisements on the Baidu search engine (see previous reports) and on Thursday issued a statement on the issue.

Full Story: Chinese Search Engine Cleared On Internet Gambling Advertising Charges »