Tag Archives: illegal casinos
- Thailand coup is helping the authorities uncover illegal casinos
June 8, 2014
The recent coup in Thailand is helping local authorities uncover illegal casinos, including one that allegedly enjoyed the protection of senior police officials. The Thai army has imposed a strict prohibition against public protests – even via social media – of its having taken control of the government, going as...
- Kuwait busts illegal casino run by western managers
March 2, 2014
Police in Kuwait broke up an illegal casino on Tuesday, arresting around 30 individuals including an American and four Europeans. An early report in Al Qabas described the American as the former owner of a US casino, while the Europeans were described as veteran casino professionals. The unidentified westerners told...
- Thai gamblers wager on license plates, fight back against Bangkok police raid
April 8, 2013
Residents of Thailand love to gamble, so much so that Courts of Justice statistics put gambling third on the list of prosecuted crimes. The courts handled 49,752 gambling cases last year, behind only drug and traffic offences. Convicted gamblers face fines from Bt500 to Bt 5000 (US $17 to $170)...
- Illegal Japanese ’embassy casino’ operated by European diplomat?
April 3, 2013
Japanese legislators are supposed to introduce their long-awaited integrated resort-casino legislation this month, but that hasn’t stopped plucky entrepreneurs from attempting to fill the gambling void. Late last month, Kangawa Prefectural Police raided an illegal casino in Yokohama that was earning revenue of ¥9m (US $97k) per day from its...
- Russia to criminalize illegal casino visits, private lotteries, talking about Santa
December 7, 2012
What the hell is going on in Russia? Just last month, the country’s Supreme Court threatened internet service providers with a one-way trip to Chechnya if they permitted Russians to access online gambling sites or even sites talking about online gambling. Next on Russia’s list of things not to talk...
- Vietnam police shut down huge casino after ‘siege’; Vietnam lottery tender coming
November 30, 2012
Police in Vietnam have shut down a massive illegal casino near Hanoi, detaining over 100 gamblers and confiscating 5.5b dong (US $264k). Regional top cop Col. Ho Si Tien told the state-run Thahn Nien newspaper the gambling den in Bac Ninh province was the largest of its kind operating in...
Sun Group the only approved casino in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh
April 21, 2017
SunCity Group forks out $77M for stake in Vietnam casino
July 31, 2017
US$200M casino resort to rise in Cambodia
April 19, 2017