Tag Archives: government
- Over 7,000 Chinese officials punished for gambling offenses
October 13, 2014
China’s crackdown on illegal gambling activities has resulted in thousands of government officials getting punished since the campaign began in the middle of last year. The Shanghai Daily quoted a central government report that said 7,162 officials were punished for their involvement in illegal gambling activities in more than 30...
- Bitcoin ban in Thailand “more like an advice”
August 5, 2013
News of Thailand deciding to ban Bitcoin caught a lot of people by surprise, not so much because a country actually did ban the crypto currency, but because it was the first to do so. News of autocratic countries - a government where power lies on the decision's of one...
- Cuomo, state legislative leaders finally strike casino deal
June 20, 2013
It didn't come easy, but through fire and brimstone, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders have finally struck an agreement to green light four upstate New York casinos that would be developed to jumpstart employment and provide a much-needed economic boost in the area. "This legislation is...
- NFL may lose tax exempt status if Republican senator has his way
May 17, 2013
Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn probably won't be getting any Christmas cards from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this year. Hell, he probably won't get one in the next five years if he succeeds in stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status. Hard as it is to believe that the NFL, the...
- Philippine town inks pact to become “gambling free society”
November 21, 2012
We've never been to Mandaue, Cebu, in the Philippines but in talking to people that have been there, we've come out with the impression that the city is a swell place to go to. But recent developments in Mandaue seem to suggest that we're no closer to going there now...
- Pressure mounts on Pagcor as lawmakers push for suspension of Entertainment City project
November 20, 2012
Remember when everybody was raving about Pagcor and its ambitious Entertainment City project? Remember that? Seems like ages ago. The Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and it's lavish Entertainment City project has become a contentious topic for lawmakers in the Philippines in the wake of a Reuters report that pretty...
Okada Manila eyes Philippine backdoor listing
May 2, 2017