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Anti-gambling operations in Manila net 12 bet collectors

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Operatives have arrested 12 persons for illegal gambling during simultaneous police operations in Metro Manila, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Sunday.

He said the NCRPO regional special operations unit (RSOU) conducted simultaneous police operations in the cities of Quezon, Paranaque, Pasig and Las Piñas on Saturday.

Eleazar said the 12 suspects were caught collecting bets for illegal number game “loteng” in which the winning numbers are being derived from the lotto games winning combinations drawn by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

On Sunday, Eleazar presented to the media the 12 suspects as well as the confiscated gambling paraphernalia at the NCRPO Headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

“Our campaign against illegal gambling will continue against syndicates who operate all forms of illegal numbers game in the region along with their protectors,” Eleazar said.

On July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of all the PCSO-licensed games over reports of massive corruption in the agency.

Five days later, Duterte lifted the suspension order for lotto operations except for small town lottery (STL) which is reportedly being used as a front for illegal number game ‘jueteng.’

Eleazar said the NCRPO’s intensified operation against illegal gambling is in consonance with marching directives of PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde.

He reminded the public to refrain from operating illegal gambling, as they will be meted with the corresponding charges and penalties under the law.

Eleazar urged the public to provide information that could lead to the arrest of the persons involved in illegal activities.

“Police officers have a lot of work to do. We have the campaign against illegal drugs and other forms of criminality. Now, we need information, if the public has information, the can send it to us and we will operate. We will be relentless in our campaign against all forms of illegal gambling,” Eleazar said.

Source: Philippine News Agency(PNA)

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Nepal Government Introduces New Casino Rules

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The Government of Nepal has introduced a set of new rules relating to sharing of information about gamblers, management of assets and monitoring for suspicious activities.

As per the new rules, operators of brick-and-mortar casinos are required to maintain a record of visitors and players at the properties. Gambling venues should also deny access to those who are believed to be involved in suspicious activities.

The new rules mandate that the casinos must inform the government and the Nepal Rastra Bank about wins or losses of more than NPR1 million within a 15-day period. If the gambling venues suspect that a patron uses suspicious money, it has to compile a report and notify the NRB’s Financial Information Unit within a three-day period.

Under the recently adopted rules, operators of gambling venues must submit reports to the Department of Tourism in every four months. The reports must contain information proving that the casinos are not used for money laundering. Properties failing to submit the required reports could face fines of up to NPR50 million.

The newly imposed rules also contain provisions relating to sharing information about customers, casino operators and staff members. If casinos change staff, they must inform the authorities about the changes within a 15-day period.

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Melco Switches Focus to Yokohama, Withdraws from Osaka Bid

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced that it would focus its IR campaign on Yokohama and withdrew its participation in bidding for the Osaka Yumeshima location.

“‘Yokohama First’ is a plan that gathers a top-notch team of experts to focus on creating an IR in Yokohama city the likes of which the world has never seen. We are well prepared to carry out activities contributing to the future of Yokohama and to push forward the further development of the city as an international tourist destination. Melco is a suitable partner for Yokohama and its surrounding areas,” Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts and Entertainment said.

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New Chief Executive Promises to protect Macau’s Gaming and Tourism Industry

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Ho Iat Seng, the new Chief Executive of Macau, has promised to protect the future of Macau’s gaming and tourism industries.

Speaking at a media conference in Beijing, Ho pointed to the “one country, two systems” principle and national security law as playing an important role in the stability of the city which in turn was vital to its ongoing prosperity.

“One can see that Macau has been doing quite well over the past 20 years in the one country aspect, including the enactment of a national security law. With such legislation, we can prevent interference by foreign influences. If they dare to come to intervene, we will make use of our law to safeguard the one country. We won’t allow foreign influences to have a hand in Macau’s affairs,” Ho said.

“Macau cannot afford to fall into chaos. Macau is a tourism city. Our major revenue comes from tourism and the gaming industry. We need to protect people’s livelihood,” Ho added.

Asked about the impending expiration of Macau’s six gaming concessions and sub-concessions in 2022 and the progress of plans for re-tendering, Ho explained that a draft had already been developed which would be refined and amended once the new administration takes over in December.

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