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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 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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Indian police cracks illegal gambling ring

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The police in the Indian capital of Delhi has busted an illegal online gambling ring. The gambling operations were being conducted from a residential building in New Ashok Nagar in east Delhi. The police arrested 14 persons, including the alleged owner and manager of the casino, for running the gambling ring, and 12 persons for participating in the gambling. The main figure behind the operation, who was only identified as “Deepak,” remains at large.

In India, gambling is legally prohibited apart from a few chosen locations, such as Goa. But the police indicated that the gaming endeavour could be tied to a money-laundering scheme as well. They seised a diary containing numerous transactions and customers’ names, 10 computer systems and a small amount of cash.

Pankaj Singh, the police department’s deputy commissioner, said the department had received several tips over the course of a few days prior to the raid. When a tip on Sunday indicated that the games were in progress in the first floor of the three-story building, cops moved in and made their arrests.

Singh was quoted by DNAIndia saying, “Our team raided the flat and found 12 people gambling online. The entire flat had been turned into a makeshift casino parlour and 10 computers with Internet connections had been installed in the house solely for gambling.”

The casino’s alleged owner, Amit Guttan, and his manager, “Neeraj,” were taken into custody along with the 12 gamblers. They were all released on bail after being booked for offenses under the Delhi Public Gambling Act.

The gambling group was reportedly formed through WhatsApp and regular customers recruited additional members. No outside individuals were allowed into the group. After paying an entry fee, the gamblers were provided with the password in order to play games online.

A police officer involved in the case added, “Roulette was the most popular game for these people because the winner was given a return which was 36 times the money they gambled.”

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Riot Games unveils “LoL PARK” new LCK Esports stadium!

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Riot Games, a California-based game developer has unveiled its new League of Legends exclusive stadium called “Lol PARK.” The new facility is located at Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It can host up to 500 people. The most important section of the stadium is a section in the form of a round open booth. Here, players are able to sit and play in the centre whilst the spectators can watch the players live. Due to the audience’s seats being in close proximity with the stage, the audience is able to even see a player’s individual screen. In addition, there is an incredibly large screen located at the top of the stage. This screen offers full picture quality from a multitude of angles, allowing the audience to watch the game without the slightest issue. The screen allows quality entertainment regardless of being at the front or back of the stage.

Also, there is a box specifically made for the coaching staff which is located on the outskirts of the stage. This box is clearly visible to the audience and adds yet another perk to the experience. After a game, the players are provided with a joint coverage area or interview zone in which they can interact in new ways with their fans. In addition, unlike fan meetings in the past when it was rushed and held outdoors, the LoL PARK provides a prepared fan meeting zone inside the facility.

Lee Seung Hyun, the representative of Riot Games Korea, commented, “I only hope that LoL PARK can provide a unique experience to everyday life. Jongno is a place that has a lot of companies and a lot more employees. I’d like this facility to be a place where you look twice and visit when you see it. The League focused stadium is more of an arena style than a studio. I have made sure and prepared this place to be a pleasant space for players. In addition, I did my best to set up various attractions and comfortable facilities for the audience who might visit here.”

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Osaka pushes to win women support to host casinos

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The government of Osaka Prefecture is pushing for women support in its bid to become a beneficiary of Japan’s recently passed IR bill, which will allow casinos in the country, but only in three locations. Osaka is trying hard to become one of the locations, and the push to win the support of women, who, according to a recent official poll, are opposed to casinos more than men do.

During a lecture event held by Osaka authorities, experts on the casino issue spoke directly to Tsubomisaku Project, a women’s group that discusses local issues, including the integrated resort developments. However, the women group proved that they are more concerned over health issues and preventions from earthquakes.

The race for an integrated resort (IR) bid in Japan is on after the Legislature passed the required Laws to regulate the segment. As Osaka pushes to secure its own venue, some concerns were raised after the recent Typhoon which hit the Prefecture, but high ranked officials have reassured the safety of the region to host IRs.

Meanwhile, international casino operators continue to lobby in the prefecture and construction companies are moving forward to get ready to push for a deal when the licensing process begins.

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