In Australia, local casino operator The Star Entertainment Group Limited is reportedly hoping to attract more high-rolling players from Asia as a result of signing agreements that will see a pair of Hong Kong-based development firms acquire significant stakes in its business.
Since the introduction of online gambling to the world about two decades ago, one of the main issues has been dealing with payments. This applies to operators paying out winnings and players using credit with online operators and failing to pay what is due.
The Bangladeshi government is cracking down on online activities. Over 2000 websites are now banned inside the country. Online gambling sites in Bangladesh are part of this new blockade, and for now, the online gambling industry there appears to be dead.
Over the last few months, rumors of ESPN expanding their presence in the sports betting industry have been gaining steam. Apparently, some pundits and insiders believe that the world’s premier leader in sports will build off their expanded sports betting coverage to establish their own sports betting platform.
Late last year, the LCB Team was investigating Play7777, as the online casino had been found to be using fake games. During the investigation, the team was able to discover another site owned by the same company, WOG Network N.V., was also showing suspicious activity.
In Vietnam, the nation’s Ministry of Planning and Investment has reportedly recommended that the Laguna Lang Co beach resort near the historic city of Hue be given permission to operate a casino that would be open to local and foreign players.