Thursday, March 30, 2023

Tag: illegal gambling

Russia bans payments to unlicensed gaming operators

Russia bans payments to unlicensed gaming operators
Disruption is expected in Russia’s gaming market as a new legislation comes into effect that will blacklist any foreign payment provider, telecoms firms or bank who processed payments to unlicensed .com companies.

Dubai denies rumours of surreptitious gambling expansion

Dubai UAE denies rumours of surreptitious gambling expansion
Authorities in Dubai have formally denied reports that the emirate has begun issuing gambling licenses to certain hotels.

Towards a Point of Consumption Tax in the federal US

US Australia Point of consumption tax
Reviewing the success of the Point of Consumption Tax model adopted across federal states in Australia - Senet’s David Rayment asks whether 21st century might also be applied in the US.

China ramps up enforcement of online gambling

China crackdown illegal online gambling
China is continuing to bolster its armoury for tackling illegal online gambling - with a new portal through which citizens can report others’ suspicious activity, and giving heightened powers to the central bank for tracking and tracing payments

Vietnam forces Google app purge over 56 titles

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications has confirmed it was behind the removal by Google of 56 Vietnamese-language gambling apps from the Google Play store. 16 of the apps, which offered card, casino and lottery games, were found…

Technology development proves boon for illegal operators ahead of World Cup

Asian law enforcement agencies have stated that developments in technology are making illegal gambling harder to trace. Across the continent, which accounts for an estimated 80 percent of the $500 billion global illegal market, regulatory bodies have been…

Namibian government tables plans for national gambling board

Gambling Namibia
Namibian tourist minister Pohamba Shifeta has proposed forming a state-owned Gambling Board, in order to curb illegal gambling in the country. The National Assembly proposal, which would establish eight board members and a chief executive in monitoring roles, aims to reduce the country’s estimated 20,000 illegal slot machines. “This piece of legislation will not only ensure strict regulation of gambling activities,”...

Video-games platform denies facilitating illegal gambling

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Designers of video-game platform Steam remain steadfast in face of accusations of facilitating illegal gambling through its brand.   Valve, the games designer behind video-games platform Steam, is facing mounting pressure to crack down on eSports websites who are accessing user accounts on the platform in order to trade digital items from games. In a cease-and-desist letter sent to the firm last...