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In Police’s gambling raid one has died

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At Kaluwelagoda, Uurugasmanhandiya (Sri Lanka) five police officers have been injured following an assault by a group of people who were gambling. The police media unit said that the officers have been admitted in an hospital.

Police Media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunesekara said that a group of police officers was dispatched to raid a gambling centre in the area, the officers were subsequently attacked with poles during the raid. One person was shot dead when he attempted to prevent a firearm from a police officer.

The deceased was a 54-year-old man, who is a resident of Karandeniya. His body is keeping in the custody of the police for the preliminary inquiry conducted by the magistrate. Area residents said that the incident transpired after a team of police officers dressed in civil attire arrived at an area where a group of people was gambling following the end of an almsgiving.

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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Singapore police arrest 53 persons for illegal gambling

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Police in Singapore have arrested 53 persons, including 47 men and 6 women, whose ages range from 20 to 79, for various gambling-related offences over the last one week.

The Central Police Division conducted the operation with the support of the Central Narcotics Bureau. The police arrested 26 men and one woman from King George’s Avenue, Banda Street, Telok Blangah Crescent and Jalan Bukit Merah. Cash amounting to $3,567 was seized.

Twelve men were also arrested for vice and immigration-related offences along Rowell Road. Four women, who are believed to have advertised sexual services online and carried out vice activities at hotels and rented apartments, were arrested in Syed Alwi Road and Merchant Road.

Nine men and one woman were also arrested for suspected drug-related offences in North Bridge Road, with 235g of drugs seized.

Investigations into these cases are ongoing, said the police. It added that the authorities will continue to clamp down on criminal activities, and that those found engaging in illicit activities will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law. Those arrested for gambling offences could be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to six months if convicted of gaming in public.

 

Source: TheStraitsTimes

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Melco proposes eSports stadium in Japanese casino

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The Hong Kong-based Melco Resorts & Entertainment has proposed to construct an eSports stadium in its planned Japanese resort.

“It is very likely that the esports stadium [will] become one of the key components for our integrated resort in Japan. The content that esports offers will be very diverse, with the advancement of technology, by the time a resort opens in Japan,” – stated Melco’s Chief Financial Officer, Geoffrey Davis for Nikkei Asian Review.

Melco was the first casino operator to open an eSports stadium at its Studio City facility this year in Macau. Geoff Andres, Property President of Studio City Macau at Melco said that eSports is a fast-growing market segment that is constantly innovating and evolving.

“The Japan resort will attract visitors, most likely from the region,” said Davis. “Having relationships with Chinese customers can be a big strength for Melco to contribute to Japan’s inbound tourism,” he added.

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1X2 Network strengthens Asian operation

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1X2 Network has consolidated its position in after partnering with platform provider QTech Games, for distributing its slots, table and virtual games to operators and players.

1X2 Network’s products will now be available to companies using the QTech Games platform.

Some of most sought-after games like Rainbow Wilds, Blood Queen and the recently released The Curious Cabinet, as well as upcoming releases Vikings Wild from Iron Dog Studio and Faerie Nights, will be available in the new platform which can be accessed through both desktop and mobile devices.

Kevin Reid, COO at 1X2 Network, said: “Asia is one of the fastest-growing online casino markets in the world, and we are delighted to have teamed up with QTech Games to distribute our content to operators and players across the region.”

Jonas Alm, CEO at QTech Games, said: “We are constantly updating our extensive game portfolio to ensure that we offer our operator partners the widest range of quality titles from the best studios and developers.”

“1X2 Network has cracked the code when it comes to designing and developing stunning games that deliver engaging and compelling gameplay, providing a superior player experience. Their games have been performing consistently well for a number of years in a range of different markets, so we’re confident they will be well-received by new players in Asia, too.”

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