In the video, dozens of “bricks” of wrapped AU$50 and $100 (about $33 and $67) are seen being presented to a cashier’s cage. The footage was reportedly taken from the casino’s own security cameras and delivered by gambling inspectors in Victoria to Andrew Wilkie, a legislator known for his opposition to gambling.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has condemned the “fraction” spent by the industry on helping customers and their families deal with the direct consequences of addiction compared with the amount spent on advertising and marketing.
Australians love to gamble. They place millions of sports bets each year. They go to large casinos to gamble and spend a weekend at a resort. They play online games.
China continues to send out signals that its recent efforts to stamp out online gambling in other Southeast Asian nations are no passing fancy.
Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has restricted Macau gaming operators from transferring to third parties – based in Macau or elsewhere – any information related with their respective “gaming activities or operations, including customer personal data”. The restriction by the casino regulator – a body also known by its Portuguese acronym DICJ – additionally covers the city’s junket operators, reported the Macau News Agency.
Philippines giant casino junket operator Suncity Group involved in a recent kidnapping. Philippine National Police (PNP) announced the arrest of eight individuals in two separate cases of gambling-related abductions. The total number of reported gambling-related kidnappings are 56 since 2017.
Online casinos can be banned and geo-restricted, as often occurs at national level. Dapps, while not the censorship-resistant paradise their proponents would have them, are a lot harder to block.
Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee warned that a total ban on all licensed slot machines will only encourage illegal slot machine operators if the government failed to plan what to do about the overall gambling problem in Sabah.
The Guangdong Club online gambling platform is humming as a stream of wagers placed in Chinese yuan flows through the portal.
The illegal gambling market in Poland is alive and kicking, despite efforts to eradicate the country of the activity. The Gambling Act that was revised in 2017 was meant to better shape regulated gambling and push out the illicit operators, but it is a task that is proving to be more challenging than expected.