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

Niji Ng

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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 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. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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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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