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Visakhapatnam: Women indulge in gambling

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Visakhapatnam: Women indulge in gambling
Gambling is on the rise in the city of Visakhapatnam and interestingly, women are indulging in playing cards and cricket betting.
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Gambling is increasing in the Visakhapatnam ( also known as Vizag and Waltair is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh) and interestingly, women are indulging in playing cards and cricket betting. The police says that not just the women of elite society but those of the upper middle-class  too are involved in gambling in the name of kitty parties. In 2017, over 115 cases of gambling were registered in Vizag city and 766 persons, including women, were arrested and in all, Rs 43 lakh cash was seized by the vity task force police in the raids.

A senior police officer said that over 100 women were caught by the police in the past three years for their involvement in gambling and betting. There are around 20 big gambling organisers in the city and they attract the upper middle-class and rich people in the city, he added. Revealing that organised gambling is on rising in Vizag, ACP (task force) I. Chittibabu said that gambling need not be all men game as some women are also playing the cards at various places in the city.

Vizagites have been addicted to gambling since long but the latest development is women too indulging in it. In some cases, women are borrowing money ranging from `50,000 to `5 lakh at high interests for gambling, he added. Though we have been counselling the women about the risks (financial and security and others) involved in gambling with men, there is not much impact on them.

Sometimes, the women, caught by the police, for gambling  request cops not to register cases, said a sub-inspector associated with CTF. “Sometimes it is difficult to gain entry into posh localities and invade influential families where gambling is taking place,” the police said.  Due to availability of easy money and leisure time, upper middle-class women are getting involved in gambling, says R.N. Madhavi, leader of a women’s organisation in the city. The tech-savvy women are playing online rummy considering safe and not known to their spouses.

George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Japan’s Diet session to be extended

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Japan’s lower house has voted to extend the current Diet session until 22 July in order to pass key legislation, including the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill.

The IR bill passed through the lower house on Tuesday but was in danger of stalling again with the standard 150-day Diet session originally due to expire on Wednesday 20 June. Those fears have now been allayed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leader of coalition partner Komeito, Natsuo Yamaguchi, agreeing on Wednesday to extend the session by 32 days.

Despite the ruling coalition’s success in pushing the session’s deadline to get the project debated and its optimism around its chances to be turned into law, opposition parties remain concerned about potential loans from casinos to wealthy gamblers and other topics in the bill. Still, the proposed legislation has sailed through the committee and, afterwards, through the lower house, so it’s highly likely that lawmakers will approve the casino regulation.

Should the bill get passed in the House of Councillors, the casino industry will be able to arrive in Japan and it is expected that the first licences will be issued by 2020. Integrated resorts would then be built in three different locations in the archipelago and forecasts have them beginning operations around 2025.

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Thailand police interrogate social media gambling promoters

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Thai police is on a rampage against persons promoting online gambling via soacial media, thus targeting persons with huge follower numbers.

One of the latest to get questioned by authoritirs is none other than the Irish born but Thai resident Jessie Vard, who regularly posts often scantily clad images of herself to her 2.5 million Facebook followers, but also spices up her posts with gambling promotional material, focusing now on the FIFA World Cup.

Jessie Vard also posts on Instagram, were she has almost 180,000 followers.

This week, the 21 year old turned herself in at Bangkok’s Phayathai Police Station following the issue of warrants of arrest, along with fellow models Paradee Koosinsap (21), Saitarn Yim-ampai (20), Nirada Kuenongkun (25) and Thanyakarn Lojin (23).

A police spokesman advised that the models now await sentencing under the Anti-Gambling Act, in which they could face up to one year in prison and/or fines.

During a police press conference on Tuesday, Jessie Vard apologised publicly on behalf of the group of models, admitting that she accepted compensation for the selfies, but claiming she didn’t know promoting betting sites was illegal.

 

Source: reviewed-casinos.com

 

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Vietnamese lawmakers approved larger sports betting margin

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Vietnam’s National Assembly voted a bill that will grant locals to bet on certain international football games, on horse and dog racing as well.

Vietnam’s move comes after the US Supreme Court revoked PASPA and allowed the segment to be legalised nationwide. Following the American example Vietnam also made improvements as the National Assembly passed a new bill which allows the Vietnamese to bet on sports events, government-approved ones!

The Law on Sports and Physical Training will go into effect next January 1st and was supported by 457 deputies who voted to approve the bill. It is based on a 2017 decree which allowed the Vietnamese to place bets on certain international football games and horse and greyhound racing which hasn’t impacted the market as there are no operators authorised to operate in Vietnam yet.

While disagreeing ministries have taken a role on a lack of organisation for an operator’s bidding process, economist Nguyen Tri Hieu assured that bookmakers would suffer heavy losses if they were to only offer betting on FIFA-recognised tournaments as the government wants. However, the approved legislation is one more step in the right direction to get the segment up and running.

 

Source: FocusGamingNews

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