Tag Archives: turkey
- Turkey tightens financial screws on int’l online gambling sites
September 19, 2017
Turkey’s finance minister says he hopes to seize as much money as he can from unauthorized online gambling operators serving Turkish punters. Over the weekend, local media outlet Milliyet quoted Turkey’s Finance Minister Naci Agbal estimating that annual turnover from Turkish punters playing on internationally licensed online gambling sites is...
- Illegal betting ringmaster Veysel Sahin falls in Turkey
August 14, 2017
Turkish authorities have finally apprehended Cyprus-based illegal betting ringmaster Veysel Sahin. It took Turkish policemen almost a year since a major international illegal online betting bust to capture the elusive ring leader. Turkish news website Ahaber reported that authorities arrested Sahin in Sivas, Turkey, while he was visiting his ailing...
- Turkey prepping two-year anti-gambling campaign
July 4, 2017
Turkey is preparing to unleash a major anti-gambling campaign that organizers suggest could last as long as two years. On Monday, pro-government media outlet the Daily Sabah reported that the Turkish government was plotting a major campaign to combat illegal gambling, both land-based and online. Police are coordinating with the...
- Turkish imam: oral sex okay, but chess “worse than gambling”
January 3, 2017
Turkey’s leading chess organization is suing a local televangelist who publicly claimed that playing chess is more sinful than gambling. On Monday, Turkish media reported that religious figure Amet Mahmut Ünlü (pictured) aka Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca had released a video informing his many followers that “playing chess is worse than...
- Turkey’s president asks Republic of Georgia to close its casinos
September 16, 2016
The president of Turkey wants the Republic of Georgia to close its casinos, apparently because too many Turks are crossing the border to get their gamble on. On Tuesday, Georgian media reported that Turkish President Recep Erdogan Tayyp (pictured) had asked former Georgian Prime Minister and current billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili...
- Turkish police bust major international online betting ring
September 14, 2016
Turkish authorities have broken up a major illegal online betting ring they claim is linked to a UK gambling figure. Over the weekend, Cyprus media outlet Havadis reported that an operation led by Istanbul Police had arrested 39 individuals in 20 cities connected to the betting ring. Police said the...
Cyprus doles out more online sports betting licenses
March 20, 2017
Turkish police bust major international online betting ring
September 14, 2016
Melco-Hard Rock to open Cyprus gaming venues this summer
April 24, 2017
Melco-Hard Rock temporary Cyprus casino to open in 2017
November 17, 2016