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Kosovo imposes 10-year gambling ban after casino murders Gambling

02 Apr, 2019 Kosovo imposes 10-year gambling ban after casino murders

Recently, the European country of Kosovo banned all forms of gambling in the country for the next decade. The bill was passed by the parliament a day after it was introduced and was immediately approved when it became a law. Only national lottery will remain legal in the country followi...

West Virginia becomes 5th state to legalize online gambling Gambling

01 Apr, 2019 West Virginia becomes 5th state to legalize online gambling

The US state of West Virginia only required their Governor Jim Justice’s signature for House Bill 2934, the Lottery Interactive Wagering Act to become a law. The Governor didn’t sign the bill within the deadline date on Wednesday, and the bill automatically became a law. Following Justi...

Filipino gambling task force targets tax-evading foreigners Gambling

27 Mar, 2019 Filipino gambling task force targets tax-evading foreigners

An interagency task force was formed by the Filipino government a couple days ago. The task force has been created to monitor the number of foreign nationals employed in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs). The aim of the task force is to ‘fast-track measures to finalize a com...

AIGF wants BJP, Cong to include sports betting in manifesto Gambling

26 Mar, 2019 AIGF Wants BJP, Cong To Include Sports Betting In Manifesto

The non-governmental gaming body in India that’s pushing for gambling regulations, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has, in a letter to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa and the main opposition Indian National Congress (INC), suggested inclusion of legalization and re...

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14 Mar, 2019 267 arrested in Hong Kong gambling raids

In a series of illegal gambling raids across Hong Kong over the weekend, the police arrested a total of 267 persons. Over 700 personnel from Hong Kong Police Force’s Organized Crime & Triad Bureau and Immigration Department were involved in executing these raids. The raids happened ...

Macau reports lowest problem gambling statistics ever Gambling

14 Mar, 2019 Macau reports lowest problem gambling statistics ever

One would expect that problem gambling in Macau, one of the top gambling hotspots of the world, would be very high. Well, the latest statistics might surprise you. Macau’s Central Registry System of Individuals with Gambling Disorder saw a total of 133 people registered with it in 2018,...

Police bust Gambling

12 Mar, 2019 Police bust gambling den in Lonavala

On Sunday, a team of local police managed to bust a massive gambling den operating in Lonavala, Maharashtra. The cops arrested a total of 26 professional gamblers all hailing from Gujarat and Rajasthan, while 4 others fled the spot and took cover in the dark. The Lonavala gambling den w...

Turkey goes hard on illegal online gamblers Gambling

03 Feb, 2019 Turkey goes hard on illegal online gamblers

The middle-eastern country of Turkey has decided to launch a massive operation targeting people involved in illegal online gambling in the country. The country, on Friday 1st Feb, issued around 394 arrest warrants against illegal online gamblers. Turkish media reported on Friday that th...

US Wire Act to ban all forms of online gambling Gambling

22 Jan, 2019 US Wire Act to ban all forms of online gambling

Just when you thought the USA online gambling market was flourishing with the decision to make sports betting legal last year, here comes another major setback to the industry. The authorities now say that the US Wire Act bars all internet gambling that involves interstate transactions....

Michigan’s Gov Rick Snyder vetoes online gambling bill Gambling

31 Dec, 2018 Michigan’s Gov Rick Snyder vetoes online gambling bill

Just recently, Gutshot reported that the state of Michigan, US, had passed a bill called HB 4926 that details the legalization of online gambling in the region, including casino games, online poker and sports betting. The bill was passed in the legislative session just a week ago with a...

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