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Lotto NZ apologizes for poor tech

Lotto NZ CEO Chris Lyman has apologized for some of the glitches in online services amidst a spike in gambling activity and said the company expects to have completely revamped its technology by 2024.

Yakuza boss arrested over illegal internet casino funds

A 67-year-old yakuza boss named Chikao Takabayashi was arrested on Tuesday on charges of receiving funds from an illegal internet casino based in the Omiya Ward of Saitama Prefecture.

Can Asia be the driver for mainstream crypto gambling adoption?

*By Ed Brennan As the adoption of blockchain-based crypto-enabled platforms gathers momentum in iGaming, a persistent question continues to come up: what is going to...

Midnight Bicycle Racing revenues up 13.7 percent

Midnight Bicycle Racing is boosting the otherwise flagging revenues of bicycle racing across the nation. According to the latest figures released by the National...

Singapore betting tax flat in 2017/2018

Singapore raked in $2.7 billion ($1.99 billion) in betting taxes in the 2017/2018 financial year, unchanged from the year earlier.

Standard slot machines fading out, AGE panel predicts

The standard slot machine maybe a product of the past, with the future gaming floor likely to involve more convergence with the online world, senior gaming machine executives told a panel at the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney.

MGM Resorts appoints Scott Butera to head interactive

MGM Resorts said it has appointed Scott Butera as president of interactive gaming as the company seeks to take advantage of the potential from...

Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown…industry less so

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about illegal gambling.

Sikkim bans locals from online gambling

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling announced that local residents of the state will be banned from accessing online betting and gaming parlours set up by Golden Gaming, GLaws.in reports.

Game Development Fair showcases emerging talent

G2E Asia this year launched the event’s first Game Development Fair, put together in collaboration with Asia-based consultancy Dynamic Partners, to target emerging game developers interested in commercialising new online and land-based game content in Asia.

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