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Thailand police raids suspected gambling facility

Niji Narayan

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Thailand: Police raid Bang Phlat property suspected of housing 818Kiss online gambling operation
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Thailand police have raided a house in Bangkok’s Bang Phlat district on suspicion that an illegal gambling facility is functioning in the house. The police found eight staff members and ten computers in the three-story building. The police also recorded the presence of multiple security cameras in and around the house and electric fencing around the property.

The police raided the property after it received a tip-off that an online gambling website, 818Kiss, was being operated from the building.

The police seised bank books and a notebook detailing money coming in and going out. Pol Maj-General Apichart Sirisit, deputy chief of the Crime Suppression Division, said the raid had been carried out following complaints from people for police to suppress online gambling. Informants had tipped off the police that the house was being used for online gambling, including on football, baccarat and other card games, he said, adding that search warrants had therefore been obtained authorising the raid.

It is estimated that the 818Kiss website has thousands of members, and that the money from gambling on the site runs into millions of baht per month. Apichart said police had yet to investigate the ownership of the Bang Phlat property, and to establish whether there were other similar venues for 818Kiss online gambling elsewhere. Investors in the business could be Thais and Chinese nationals, he said. Police had also traced the house from an advertisement on Facebook inviting people to gamble, he added.

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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Japan Approves New Scheme to Stem Problems Related to Gambling

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Japan Approves New Scheme to Stem Problems Related to Gambling
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As part of a plan to stem problems related to gambling, Japan has approved a scheme which limits people’s access to casinos and other betting establishments as well as removing cash machines from these locations. The move comes ahead of the opening of several casinos in the country.

Based on the plan, prefectures in the country will also come up with their own steps to counter any gambling-related problems.

“We will create a healthy society by thoroughly implementing measures based on the basic plan in order to prevent people from finding themselves in difficult situations,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Under the basic plan, operators of slot machines, pachinko parlours and government-operated gambling venues, including horse racing and keirin racing tracks, have been asked to remove cash machines from their facilities. Pachinko parlour operators are urged not to allow customers to enter their premises if requested by family members. The authorities also urged horse racetrack operators to utilise facial recognition systems to restrict the entry of gambling addicts.

Other measures in place include a proposal on putting up warnings about gambling addiction on newspapers, magazines, and TV commercials. It also urges the country’s 47 prefectures and 20 major cities to set up treatment facilities for gambling addicts by 2020.

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SoftGamings to Take Part in G2E Asia 2019

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SoftGamings to Take Part in G2E Asia 2019
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SoftGamings, a B2B casino platforms provider and gaming systems aggregator, is going to take part in G2E Asia 2019.

G2E Asia 2019 in Macau is the perfect opportunity for SoftGamings and other companies to present their achievements. Almost all biggest Asian casino operators will attend the event to find the best upgrades and additions for their systems.

G2E Asia 2019 is the perfect opportunity for SoftGamings to let everyone know about their recently established partnership with Betradar. SoftGamings earned the Betradar certificate in 2019 and is now one of the official providers of their quality live betting and pre-match solutions.

One thing that SoftGamings plans to present to the Asian and the world market is their unified API integration system which brought them the success they enjoy today. It allows casino operators to go through the integration process just once and gain access to games from dozens of software providers. Some of these include NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Asia Gaming and more.

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Police Arrests Three South Koreans for Running Online Gambling Ring in Vietnam

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Police Arrests Three South Koreans for Running Online Gambling Ring in Vietnam
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Police have arrested three South Korean men for organising online gambling ring in Vietnam. All the three of them have entered Vietnam on tourist visas and organised online gambling for South Koreans living in the country, police said.

Police seized 20 mobile phones, nine bank cards, 37 desktop computers, two laptops and devices for online payment from their rented house in Vung Tau Town.

The online gambling ring was hosted by a website with its server outside Vietnam, providing thousands of players, mainly South Koreans, with a variety of gambling games.

Since November last year, the ring had organised transactions worth more than VND170 billion ($7.3 million), police said.

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