MORE ONLINE GAMBLING RAIDS IN SARAWAK
27th March, 2017 at 08:02:48
39 arrested in series of police swoops.
Police in the Malaysian state of Sarawak report that they have been active over the past six days, arresting 39 people on online gambling offences in a series of 25 raids.
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INDONESIAN ONLINE GAMBLING BUST
21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Nets three suspects.
Authorities in the Indonesian province of Papua have arrested three alleged online gambling operators of an unidentified website, reportedly rooted in Germany.
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FLORIDA ABANDONS CHARGES AGAINST ALLEGED GAMBLING RING LEADER (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
2013 issue finalised at last.
Kelly Mathis, a Florida lawyer charged with heading a $300 million nation-wide gambling ring titled Allied Veterans of the World back in 2013 (see previous reports) is now free of the matter following a decision by the state Attorney General to abandon further litigation.
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BUSY WEEK FOR MALAYSIAN POLICE
17th March, 2017 at 06:19:15
703 arrested and 4,422 computer sets seized in a week of online gambling raids across the nation.
Malaysian police spokesman Senior Asst Comm Rohaimi Md Isa revealed in a press conference Friday that widespread raids throughout Malaysia over the past week have resulted in the seizure of 4,422 computer sets and the arrest on illegal online gambling charges of 703 persons.
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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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96 ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS ARRESTED
12th March, 2017 at 07:47:08
Police raids across 14 provinces.
The Chinese police have reported the arrests of 96 hackers in a massive police action across 14 provinces, with spokesmen revealing that the suspects are highly educated technicians who gained access to vast amounts of private information that included account passwords and ID numbers.
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CEZA REITERATES ITS DENIAL THAT IT AUTHORISED JACK LAM ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATIONS
10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Authority issues statement responding to Pagcor allegations.
The online gambling feuding in the Philippines continued this week as the Senate wound up its extensive enquiry into the online gambling affairs of Macau mogul Jack Lam, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) alleged that "the government has been losing at least P6 billion annually from unregulated online gaming franchises granted by CEZA such as the shuttered operations of fugitive Jack Lam."
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MICHIGAN SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)
09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Sen. Mike Kowall's SB203 moves forward on a 7 to 1 vote.
Michigan Senator Mike Kowall's online gambling legalisation bill SB203, filed earlier this month (see previous report) has made rapid progress, passing throught the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and advancing to the Senate for consideration on a vote of 7 to 1.
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PHILIPPINES POLICE DETAIN MORE CHINESE ONLINE GAMBLING EMPLOYEES
28th February, 2017 at 11:29:05
ALLEGED ONLINE GAMBLING HACKER NAMED IN ASSASSINATION OF NORTH KOREAN LEADER'S BROTHER
23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Malaysian police have arrested Ri Jong-chol (46).
Rogue state North Korea's alleged use of an army of thousands of IT hackers to plunder e-commerce and run illegal online gambling and other websites in order to earn foreign exchange was again under the microscope this week as Malaysian police investigating the murder of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, arrested Ri Jong-chol (46), a local IT man believed to have a shady online gambling history.
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CHINESE CLAMPDOWN ON HIGH ROLLERS IMPACTS AUSSIE LAND OPERATORS
16th February, 2017 at 06:54:37
17 Crown employees remain incarcerated in China months after being arrested.
Australian land casino operators are taking a far more cautious approach to attracting Chinese high rollers following the arrests of 15 Crown Resorts Chinese employees and three visiting Aussie execs last year and their continued incarceration (see previous infoPowa reports), but the Chinese clampdown on big spenders is in any case impacting business.
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MASSIVE ONLINE GAMBLING BUST IN ITALY
08th February, 2017 at 11:16:59
Forty-six arrested across multiple cities and regions.
Police have arrested forty-six suspected members of the notorious Casalesi clan in Italy under suspicion of operating a major online gambling racket across multiple cities and regions within the country.
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CRICKET BETTING RING BUST IN INDIA
05th February, 2017 at 22:32:42
WhatsApp group placed bets online.
Indian authorities arrested seven people involved in a cricket betting ring operated through the WhatsApp messaging service today (Sunday).
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GOOGLE DETAILS 'BAD ADVERTS' ELIMINATIONS IN 2016
26th January, 2017 at 09:36:38
Removed gambling ads a very small percentage of the total.
Writing on a Google topics blog Wednesday on "How we fought bad ads, sites and scammers in 2016" Google director Scott Spencer revealed some interesting facts and figures:
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SOUTH KOREANS BUSTED IN THAILAND ON ONLINE GAMBLING CHARGES
23rd January, 2017 at 08:44:19