“The gambling industry has a duty to do all it can to make sure gamblers are properly aware of the dangers of problem gambling and the health risks as well.”
In certain ways, China has had a big impact on Macau’s gambling revenue. While it hasn’t been intentional, the trade war with the U.S., protests in Hong Kong, a weaker domestic economy and a strict anti-online gambling stance have been responsible for weaker gambling action in the city. According to one analyst, this pressure could soon spread into Europe, as well, causing its gaming industry to suffer.
Online sites such as Emu Casino and FairGo Casino, which operate out of the small Caribbean island nation of Curacao and are deliberately branded to appeal to an Australian market, will be among the first to be blocked.
All of this information was released during a recent filing with the Singapore stock exchange. Genting explained that they were still continuing to attract affluent customers throughout the region and were continuing to grow in the Asian market.
South Korea has extremely strict limits on its citizens’ gambling activity, restricting them to local lotteries, a few race wagering options and the Kangwon Land casino 200km north of Seoul. South Korean nationals found to have gambled for more than “momentary pleasure” at overseas casinos can face fines of up to KRW20m (US$17k) and prison terms of up to three years.
A gambling mogul from the Indian state of Goa has become the first casino owner to win a seat in a state legislature, albeit not the one in which his gaming operations reside.
Gambling is illegal in China and online gambling centres which cater to Chinese nationals have sprouted up across ASEAN as a result – most notably in Cambodia and the Philippines.
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.