ONLINE GAMBLING RING SENTENCES HANDED DOWN IN VIETNAM
15th March, 2017 at 05:41:33
64 persons, including alleged Singapore national ring leader, punished after being arrested late 2015.
Police action against an online gambling ring back in 2015 came to a conclusion with the sentencing of 64 persons in a Vietnamese court Monday, with alleged ring leader Wong Boon Leong (38) facing the heaviest punishment of 14 months and 24 days in prison.
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NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR JOINS I.G.T. BOARD
09th March, 2017 at 16:57:00
Heather J. McGregor CBE has enjoyed a distinguished career in business.
International Game Technology plc has announced the appointment of Heather J. McGregor (54) as an independent director to the group's board effective March 8, 2017.
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AUSTRALIANS BIGGEST GAMBLING LOSERS PER CAPITA
16th February, 2017 at 05:03:31
Global data ranks countries in terms of gambling losses.
The Economist, citing a report from UK-based betting and gambling consultancy H2 Gambling Capital (H2G), has revealed Australians hold the dubious tile of biggest gambling losers per capita at $990, forty percent higher than Singapore and more than double the average loss of its Western counterparts.
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JUVENTUS NAME VWIN AS REGIONAL PARTNER
17th January, 2017 at 19:13:35
Provides extensive promotional opportunities across Asian region.
Asian-focused operator VWin has agreed a regional partnership deal with Juventus Football Club.
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SINGAPORE RETAIL BETTING SHOPS HIT BY SYSTEMS FAILURE
11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
88 shops and 4 LiveWire venues impacted by 2-day hiatus in sports betting and payments.
Singapore Pools suffered an embarrassing suspension of sports betting services and winnings pay-outs over two days this past weekend as a result of technical problems with its systems.
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ONLINE GAMBLING A PROMINENT SPAMMER IN SINGAPORE
28th December, 2016 at 06:56:07
Online gambling companies apparently undeterred by nation's draconian online gambling laws.
Singapore has some of the toughest anti-online gambling laws around, including measures against players, but that has apparently not stopped illegal operators from bombarding locals with mobile phone spam, according to the Straits Times newspaper.
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SIS BECOMES SOLE SUPPLIER FOR IRISH AND UK RACING DATA
23rd December, 2016 at 12:20:59
Ends licensing agreements with contracted data providers.
SIS has become the sole provider of core race day data from U.K and Irish horse and greyhound races, to the retail and online betting sector, having exited existing licensing agreements with contracted data providers.
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SINGAPORE ONLINE GAMBLING AMONG BRITISH FOREIGN AID PROJECTS
09th December, 2016 at 09:46:31
Rather a wide interpretation of how to uplift poverty-stricken people.
Questions are being asked about how the UK government's private equity arm, the CDC Group plc (formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation) spends the billions it is allocated to alleviate international poverty, The Guardian newspaper reported Friday.
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SINGAPORE AND VIETNAM REMOTE GAMBLING RAIDS
28th November, 2016 at 19:24:51
Over One Hundred and Thirty-Three Arrested.
Singapore Police flexed their muscle with their first successful, and one of the largest, operations carried out under the country's newly adopted Organized Criminal Group Act.
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E-SPORTS PLATFORM DEVELOPER LISTS ON THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE
25th November, 2016 at 22:49:59
Focus on the Asia Pacific market motivates eSports Mogul.
A new company has listed on the Australian Stock Exchange at 3 cents a share with a mission to develop a subscription-based eSports gaming platform and take advantage of the booming market for the genre, which it claims is currently worth A$1.6 billion.
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FRENCH GAMBLING MONOPOLY IN EXPANSION MODE
08th November, 2016 at 09:47:12
"The main risk is not to take risks; inaction is a risk," says CEO of FDJ
FDJ (Francaise des Jeux) chief executive Stephane Pallez (57) has outlined her expansion plans for the massive online and land gambling group on the eve of a trip to Singapore to attend the World Lottery Summit.
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100 COMPUTERS SEIZED IN PHILIPPINES RAID
26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Operated under the guise of a gaming services provider.
Philippines authorities smashed an illegal online gambling ring situated in a commercial building in Makati City this week.
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DESPITE PROTESTS, SINGAPORE ONLINE GAMBLING BEGINS (Update)
26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
November 15 launch date advised by Singapore Turf Club.
Singapore media reports indicated Tuesday that restricted online gambling services offered by the Singapore Pools have started online operations, whilst Singapore Turf Club will commence online betting activity on November 15.
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ARREST OF AUSSIE EXECS IN CHINA CONTINUES TO CAUSE RIPPLES . (Update)
21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
SkyCity warns that a wider Chinese crackdown could damage high roller revenue.
Last week's arrest and continued detention of 18 Crown Resorts Chinese staff and three visiting Australian execs involved in high roller promotions (see previous reports) are still creating industry ripples as operators and investors alike try to figure out whether this is the start of a wider Chinese government crackdown on gambling.
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DESPITE PROTESTS, SINGAPORE ONLINE GAMBLING EXEMPTIONS GRANTED (Update)
30th September, 2016 at 07:45:57
State-linked Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club permitted to take online wagers....but no casino-style gaming.
The issue of certain state-linked commercial organisations being granted exemptions from Singapore's tough anti-online gambling laws has been on the table for the past few months and has been the subject of opposition complaints; protest petitions and general argument (see previous reports).
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