Tag Archives: wechat
- Caesars punts on WeChat Pay to win over Chinese gamblers in Las Vegas
August 10, 2017
In hopes of wooing Chinese visitors to Las Vegas, casino operator Caesars Entertainment has started accepting payments via Chinese digital wallet WeChat Pay. Unlike its neighbors Las Vegas Sands, MGM and Wynn Resorts, Caesars does not have a substantial presence in China's gambling mecca, Macau—something that the company hopes to...
- Macau busts another WeChat livestream proxy betting ring
June 16, 2017
Macau authorities have broken up another online proxy betting ring that used the WeChat social media platform to stream live table game action from a local casino. On Thursday, Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) announced the arrests of four local residents and 13 mainland Chinese for their suspected involvement in the...
- Shanghai busts more WeChat ‘red envelope’ gamblers
April 18, 2017
Chinese authorities continue to crack down on anyone organizing illegal gambling activities via social media networks. On Monday, Chinese media outlets reported that prosecutors in Shanghai’s central Jing’an District had charged two individuals with operating an illegal gambling den, although the ‘den’ in question existed only in the digital realm....
- Vegas-Beijing direct flights approved, Caesars launch WeChat room booking
September 12, 2016
Chinese gamblers can enjoy direct flights from Beijing to Las Vegas now that US officials have signed off on the plan. On Monday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) confirmed that the US Department of Transportation had officially approved the application by China’s Hainan Airlines to offer the...
- China’s WeChat messaging service cracking down on ‘red envelope’ gambling pools
June 16, 2016
China’s mobile message service WeChat is cracking down on unauthorized ‘red envelope’ gambling rings on its network. WeChat announced this week that it was forced to take action after many of its 700m active users refused to stop using the service’s ‘Hongbao’ function to organize informal gambling rings. Hongbao, which...
- Chinese man accused of operating a $61.8B online casino nabbed in Vietnam
April 6, 2016
Police in Vietnam arrested a Chinese man who was believed to have been running an online gambling site worth more than $60 billion has been arrested The man, surnamed Zhou, is wanted by the Chinese government on suspicion of operating an online casino, the Shanghai Daily reported. Zhou, who was...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016
Sun Group the only approved casino in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh
April 21, 2017
Macau busts another WeChat livestream proxy betting ring
June 16, 2017