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Police apprehended two for operating illegal gambling using slot machines which resembles karaoke juke boxes

Niji Narayan

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Two men have been arrested in Chiang Rai’s Muang district by police and military personnel on charges of operating illegal gambling through slot machines which look like karaoke juke boxes. Photo credits: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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Police and military personnel apprehended two in Chiang Rai’s Muang district charging them of operating illegal gambling through slot machines which were a look-alike of karaoke jukeboxes.

Following a confidential information received, a  group of police officers accompanied by military officials invaded a shop in Tantichai market in Muang district. As per the tipoff, the shop had installed several slot machines fashioned like karaoke jukeboxes to keep the police at bay.

The raiding officials found the shopkeeper, identified as Arkor Chemue, 58, in the shop, along with 196 chips and 2,085 baht cash. He was booked in charge of operating illegal gambling.

While the officials were taking note of the arrest, a man named Somchai Rithimahun, showed up at the site who claimed to be the co-partner of the shop, and presented a license to operate a karaoke business as an evidence of the legitimacy of his business.

He also claimed that the slot machines were actually karaoke jukeboxes for vendors and people in the market who love singing to enjoy a sing-along with the music from the jukeboxes.

However, he could not convince the officials and  Somchai was apprehended on account of operating illegal gambling.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Melco Wins Recognition for its Performance on Energy Management and Employee Development

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced that it has been recognised by the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Philippines for its outstanding performance on energy management and employee development.

SBA, Asia’s leading sustainable award platform since 2012, recognises the companies that take a proactive role in tackling social, governance and environmental issues, ranging from climate change to making local communities more inclusive and sustainable.

Melco has been recognised for its workforce development programme which embraces a holistic “Whole Person Development” training approach, empowering its employees to have a generalist career path beyond a technical or functional-only focus and focuses on their personal growth.

Melco has also been recognised for its efforts in tackling climate change, which includes setting the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in its operations, improving energy efficiency and optimising its building management system to track energy use at City of Dreams Manila.

“We appreciate SBA’s recognition for all our efforts at Melco and City of Dreams Manila. We value our employees’ career development and that is what motivates us to provide a nurturing environment for talent throughout our company. Being socially responsible and being a good steward to our environment are key priorities for Melco and we aim to go above and beyond in our social, environmental and governance commitments in all our operations worldwide,” Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco said.

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Police Busts Online Gambling Ring in Bangkok

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Police Busts Online Gambling Ring in Bangkok
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Bangkok police have busted an online gambling operation and arrested four South Korean men allegedly involved in it.

The raid was carried out by a team of tourist police at a condominium unit on Sukhumvit Soi 77 in the Phra Khanong Nua area of Watthana district. The search warrant for raiding the property was issued by the Bangkok South Criminal Court.

Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak said the raid followed after a tip off that a group of South Koreans had been illegally running a gambling website called Star Casino, with over 10,000 members.

The police also seized records of six bank accounts at Seoul-based Shinhan Bank, nine mobile phones, three laptop computers and five monitors.

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Sri Lanka Recognises Esports as an Official Sport

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The Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka has declared Esports as an official sport in the country. Sri Lanka has thus become the first country in the South Asian region to officially recognise Esports as a sport. The declaration comes as the result of over a decade long effort of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA).

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) had already endorsed Esports in Sri Lanka with their show of support for Sri Lanka’s participation in the 18th Asian Games, where Esports was included as a demonstration sport.

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