Macau Daily Times News

  • LOCALS MORE AWARE OF PROBLEM GAMBLING, EXPERTS SAY

    Sands China held its annual Responsible Gaming Team Training Program at The Venetian Macao, for the fourth consecutive year, Monday and yesterday, attracting nearly 80 participants. In a bid to enhance team members’ knowledge of problem gaming and improving general awareness of the importance of responsible gambling, the gaming...
  • Illegal Gambling | Beijing’s underground casinos exposed

    Several illegal underground casinos located in Beijing have been exposed to the mainland public after Chinese journalists visited unannounced and produced reports on the gambling hubs. The revealed casinos were mostly hidden in high-end apartments, and were generally protected by several layers of security. Each casino has its own...
  • JAPAN | BADMINTON PLAYER SET TO MISS OLYMPICS FOR GAMBLING

    A Japanese badminton player has admitted to gambling at an illegal casino, damaging his chances of competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kento Momota gambled at a Tokyo casino which was raided by police last May and has since closed, Kyodo news reported yesterday. Momota, who is...
  • Report | Macau Vip Rooms ‘remain dominated by triads’

    A report on organized crime in Macau has been released in the British Journal of Criminology, detailing the changes that the triad underworld has undergone since the handover in 1999, and concluding that VIP rooms “remain to this day dominated by triads.” The report, entitled “Triad Organized Crime in...
  • 19 arrested in connection with drug, gambling ring

    Nineteen people from four states were arrested in connection with an international drug trafficking and illegal gambling ring that authorities allege was headed by a former college athlete. Arrests were made in Southern California, Sacramento, Phoenix, Louisiana and Virginia, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Two other people were previously...
  • Gambling startup wins over Danish state

    A former gaming analyst from Denmark has started what he says is the world’s first online gambling site for betting on share movements. And the government is keen to jump into the venture as stock-market watching goes mainstream. … “We are highly committed to following new trends in the...
  • Tennis stars ask why is courtside gambling OK?

    Andy Murray finds it “hypocritical” that tennis authorities are trying to stamp out match-fixing run by gambling syndicates but have partnered with a major gambling company that is now advertising on the Australian Open’s show courts. The two issues are separate but have collided at this year’s Australian Open,...
  • European Union sets new rules on casino betting

    A normative rule published in the Official Journal of the European Union establishes new rules for the gaming industry across the EU. The directive seeks to address “the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.” It amends a previous...
  • Adelson sees Macau ‘at or near’ bottom of gambling downturn

    Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson said he expects Macau’s economy and hard-hit casino industry, in the midst of an 18-month downturn, to start recovering next year. “I think we are either at the bottom or near the bottom and then will turn around in the near future, certainly...
  • Economy shrinks 24pct as gambling malaise persists

    Macau’s economy contracted a fifth straight quarter as the world’s largest center of gambling was pummeled by an economic slowdown in China and the government’s attack on corruption which scared off high-rollers. The region, which relies on gamblers for about two-thirds of economic output, saw GDP tumble 24.2 percent...
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