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Indian police nabs two directors of online gambling firm

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The police has arrested two directors of Gameking India Pvt Ltd in the Indian state of Haryana in connection with illegal online gambling.  They were identified as Ramesh Chourasia, 56, and his son Anchal Chourasia, 30, both directors of the company.

They are accused of running two gambling websites named www.gamekingindia.com and www.planetgonline.com under the name of Gameking India for the last few years.

“Police have earlier arrested nine people, including a director of the company and owner of a stall, where the gambling was going on. These two accused had been on the run for the last few months,” Akbar Pathan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) said.

Following their arrest in Haryana, they were brought to the city and sent to police custody till July 5, he said.

“Since 2014, as many as 19 offences had been registered against the accused at various police stations in the city,” he said.

As these websites were indulging in online betting and gambling, Mumbai police had requested the Centre to block them, after which the websites had been blocked, Mr Pathan said.

“The accused had created these online gambling websites. To be able to gamble from these sites, one had to buy points by paying money to the stall owner, who used to provide the login ID and password,” he said.

“After logging in, people used to play the game in which they would either earn or lose money depending on their win or loss,” he said.

According to another official, these gaming stalls were spread across the country in which people were cheated to the tune of hundreds of crores of rupees.

“To avoid arrest, the father-son duo was constantly changing cities. They always used luxurious cars for their travel and would change the vehicles after a certain distance,” he said.

“Some years ago, both of them had been arrested by Madhya Pradesh police. But this is for the first time that the main accused have landed in the Mumbai police’s net,” he said.

 

Source: ndtv.com

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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Suncity Launches New VIP Club at Macau’s Rio Hotel and Casino

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Macau junket firm Suncity Group has launched a new VIP Club at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Macau. It is Suncity’s 8th VIP Club in Macau. Rio Suncity VIP Club comprises a total of four VIP gaming rooms and 12 gaming tables.

The company made global headlines last week after Chinese media published an article accusing Suncity of signing up players who gambled in its Macau junket rooms to online gaming and proxy betting services. Both are banned under Macau and Chinese law.

In response, Suncity Group Chairman Alvin Chau Cheok Wa called a special press conference over the weekend at which he revealed Suncity would not conduct any gaming operations currently outlawed in Macau in any other countries and regions, even if those operations are legally allowed within those jurisdictions.

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Oriental Group Gets Approval for Developing Gaming Hubs to House POGOs

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Oriental Group, the Asian-based online gaming giant, has got approval form PAGCOR, the gaming regulator in Philippines, to develop two hubs for the purpose of hosting accredited Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). The hubs will be based in Clark and Cavite.

The hubs will not only house the offices of accredited POGOs but also workers’ residences and relevant government agencies. The idea is to make it easier for PAGCOR to regulate the industry.

“We are making business more comfortable and easier for the operators by now licensing POGO hubs. Since it’s easier for us to regulate when they are in hubs, then there are some special privileges there like five-year licenses,” PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo said.

According to Kevin Wong, General Manager of Oriental Game, the Clark hub which is covering an area of around 10 hectares is already operational and will be able to accommodate 5000 workers once at full capacity. The Cavite hub, which will cost Oriental Game Php8 billion (US$156 million) to build, will cover 20 hectares and house 20,000 workers.

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Sands China Launches Special Financing Support Programme for Local SMEs

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Sands China, the integrated resort developer and operator in Macau, has launched a special financing programme for its local SME suppliers, in cooperation with six local banks.

The new financing programme is part of Sands China’s F.I.T. initiative which offers Financial Support, Invitational Matching and Training and Development to local SME suppliers.

Through the Sands China SME Financial Support Programme, six local banks are offering special loans and credit to local SMEs who have contracts or purchase orders with Sands China. The goal is to support the development of local SMEs through faster, easier and more favourable bank financing loan products.

“Sands China is very pleased to be the first integrated resort operator in Macao to present this new financing program for our local SME suppliers. It is important for our company’s growth to go hand-in-hand with the growth of local businesses, and this latest initiative is part of Sands China’s ongoing and long-term commitment to supporting local SME suppliers. We want our presence in the marketplace to provide opportunities for smaller companies in Macao to benefit from the business opportunities that are created as a result,” Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd said.

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