Official figures
China | 24/01/2017
China's lottery sales rose 7.3% year on year to 394.64 billion yuan (about USD 57.53B) in 2016.
Bribery scandal involving Immigration officials
Philippines | 24/01/2017
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Monday that more than half of the 1,316 undocumented Chinese workers apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in November 24 last year managed to escape from Jack Lam's Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino in Clark, Pampanga.
Following latest amendments to draft law
Russia | 24/01/2017
The Russian Finance Ministry has initiated a two-fold increase in gambling tax rates, applying to all taxable gambling activities, according to the government website.
Left SLS in December
Macau | 24/01/2017
Former SLS Las Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Kreeger has settled in with Galaxy Entertainment to head up development of the Galaxy Macau’s Phase 4 expansion.
Fee of 0.2% per transaction
China | 23/01/2017
China's three largest bitcoin exchanges, whose activities have drawn increased scrutiny from the central bank, said they will begin charging trading fees effective Tuesday.
Aims at tourism boost instead to generate revenue
India | 23/01/2017
The Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) party promised to shut down casinos once it is voted to power and promote village or hinterland tourism which in turn will help generate revenue to the State, which is currently facing a huge debt.
New set of operating rules for cyber cafes also come into effect
Malaysia | 23/01/2017
Malaysia’s Federal Territories Ministry will not approve applications to set up recreation and sports clubs until further notice. This was announced after a number of them were found to be fronting illegal electronic gambling centres.
Macau casino investor
Macau | 23/01/2017
The group is expected to record an increase of around 1 to 3 times in consolidated loss after tax for year ended 31 December 2016.
More than 250 people
Philippines | 20/01/2017
Officials from the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration have confirmed that the country has begun deporting the Chinese citizens who were detained late last year for working for an illegal online gambling business.
Platforms operating outside anti-money laundering rules
China | 19/01/2017
The business management division of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly released the results of a previously announced inspection of domestic bitcoin trading platforms.