Strong regulation needed for proxy betting

Phone betting business accounted for approximately €2.3 billion of casino gross gaming revenue in the Macau market in 2015.

singapore

Singapore regulator urges global effort on casino crime

The head of Singapore’s casino regulator has called on colleagues from all over the world to work together in order to improve regulatory measures to stop the threats posed by transnational crime.

UnionPay

Illegal UnionPay transactions in Macau reach €239 million in 2016

Authorities are reporting that the number of unauthorised transactions using cards from the mainland China’s bank has almost doubled in the first half of 2016.

Poker games may be allowed in Kerala soon

Members of the All India Gambling Federation met the Kerala government calling for a revision to the existing norms on gambling.

Government agencies banned from Philippine casinos

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered PAGCOR’s CEO to ban government officials from both playing and staying in casinos in the Philippines.

Easier visas for Chinese tourist needed in Manila

Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corp called on the country’s new government to ease visa requirements for Chinese tourists.

XIN Gaming launches a football slot

Europe is getting ready for the Euro 2016 in France with football-themed gambling titles.

“We are optimistic about the developments on the market” 

(Exclusive interview).- Albert Radman, Alfastreet’s Sales Director, talked with Focus Gaming News about G2E Asia.

Baidu proactively bans Bitcoin

Online searching engine Baidu would no longer advertise services that hosted trading in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

India

Coastal towns in India may host casinos soon

If the proposal thrives, domestic and foreign tourist visiting Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts may soon experience the luxury of casinos.

Pagcor will revoke reduced gambling license fees

Fees reduction benefited gaming firms Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc., MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corp. and Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment, Inc.

goa

Goa Chief Minister open to issue new casino licences

Despite several NGOs opposing casino culture in the tourist state, Goa Chief Minister said that he’s still open to issue new casino licences.