Saturday, May 8, 2021
Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi

More than 3,400 online gaming ops taken down since 2020

Chinese police have broken up more than 3,400 gambling platforms, and over 2,800 illegal payment platforms and underground banks since the crackdown on cross border gambling began in 2020, said the Ministry of Public Security on Thursday. 

New rules set for Australian online gambling domain names

Foreign online gambling operators with registered domain names will be wise to review a change in rules which could limit their ability to secure and keep their Australian domain names. 
Tsukasa Akimoto, trial

Tsukasa Akimoto trial: envelopes of cash in a bag of sweets

The Japanese public’s image of IR development is sure to suffer as details emerge of the alleged bribery of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto.

Guam EGM legal battle heard in Supreme Court

The legitimacy of electronic gaming licenses in Guam is still up in the air, with attorneys on both sides arguing their cases to the Guam Supreme Court on Wednesday. 
Crown-Sydney-Property

Crown likely to regain Sydney license this year: Regulator

New South Wales chief gaming regulator Philip Crawford said the reinstatement of Crown Resorts’ license in New South Wales is a “realistic prospect”, provided the company has its “structures in place.”

Sou Sio Keong sworn in as gaming-related and economic crimes director

Macau’s judiciary police has sworn-in Sou Sio Keong as the new Director of its Gaming-related and Economic Crimes Investigation Department.

Macau, Korea extradition agreement in force as of Mar 31

The Macau government on Wednesday announced that its mutual extradition agreement with South Korea has come into force, which will allow one country to extradite a fugitive from the other for local prosecution. 

Jeju Dream Tower violated store size regulations

Lotte Tour Development has now acknowledged that some of its shopping facilities within Jeju Dream Tower are larger than regulations permit, but pledged to be more careful in the future.

Japan ruling party “quietly watches” Akimoto bribery trial

Government spokesmen and ruling party executives in Japan refrained from making extensive comments about the start of the trial of former Senior Vice Minister Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of accepting bribes from 500 .com and witness tampering. LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai did tell the media that they were “quietly watching” the trial.

Illegal casino busted in Delhi hotel

An illegal casino allegedly functioning out of Radisson Blu Hotel in southwest Delhi’s Mahipalpur was busted on Saturday night, with fourteen people arrested.

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