Tag Archives: Olympics
- eSports could become an Olympic sport if LA wins 2024 bid
November 15, 2016
eSports athletes could be battling it out for an Olympic gold medal as early as 2024 after the Chairman of the LA 2024 delegation announced plans to try and make it happen should LA be successful in their bid. 3.6 billion people soaked up at least a minute of the...
- Malaysia to detain illegal gambling operators for two years without trial
May 6, 2016
Malaysian authorities have come up with a plan to detain suspected illegal gambling operators for up to two years without trial. Malaysia has been mulling harsher punishments to deal with illegal gambling operators, particularly online gambling operators, as the country’s gambling laws predate the internet. The government is also concerned...
- Baseball gambling snafu leaves Tokyo Olympic execs reeling
October 23, 2015
Tokyo Olympics officials were dismayed by the news of a betting scandal involving Japan’s top baseball team. On Wednesday, Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo formally apologized after it was found out that two more pitchers from his team gambled on baseball games. The Giants is Japan’s New York Yankees in...
- Japan lawmakers set to resubmit casino bill; report suggests no chance of casinos in Tokyo, Osaka by 2020
January 23, 2015
A group of Japanese lawmakers are set to resubmit a bill legalizing casinos on the next Diet session on Jan 26. Recently re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he will do his best to bolster his country’s economy by means of his suite of measures known as “Abenomics.”...
- Russian PM ponders casino zone in Sochi
December 19, 2013
UPDATE: A Medvedev spokesman has since denied that the prime minister ever made such a proposal, saying the idea "was suggested by a member of the banking community." Sochi is currently in the middle of preparations to host the 2013 Winter Olympics but the rising costs the city has spent...
- Casino operators begin drawing up Japan casino plans after Olympics announcement
September 9, 2013
The groundswell of momentum coming out of the recent Olympic announcement that Tokyo would host the 2020 Games is already being felt in the casino industry in Japan, or what could very well become a burgeoning casino industry if legislation is passed soon legalizing gambling resorts in the capital. Earlier...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017
8 Chinese Gambling Superstitions
March 12, 2014
Weakening Japanese yen could lead to bitcoin price surge
April 25, 2017
bitFlyer rolls out Visa-powered Bitcoin prepaid card in Japan
October 10, 2017