China’s authorities staged the latest and largest of recent anti-sports betting crackdowns. At least 540 people were arrested.
Chinese authorities detain at least 46 people in connection with illegal FIFA World Cup betting being channeled through illegal offshore sports-betting sites.
Online casino site DrVegas appears to have closed down its site for play from the United Kingdom, while perhaps remaining open to players from other nations.
Five US sports leagues who lost the PASPA sports-betting legal battle also lose in having a damages claim by Monmouth Park split away from the case.
The cash-strapped Poker Players Alliance, the largest lobbying group for pro-poker interests in the United States, will be taken over by Poker Central.
The hefty fine slapped onto Australia’s Tabcorp by the UKGC in connection with the 2017 “piegate” incident may be the straw that broke the wallaby’s back, as the company negotiates to end its Sun Bets branding deal with the prominent UK news outlet.
The World Series of Poker adjusts its plans for this fall’s WSOP Europe series, to be held October 9 – November 2, 2018 at King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic.
Self-exclusion is a much-discussed topic in gambling currently and two app-based banks, Starling and Monzo, have now made it even easier for vulnerable users to get help.
Welsh MP Carolyn Harris renews calls for an outright ban on FOBTs (fixed-odds betting terminals) after learning that the UK’s slashing of the stake cap on the devices may take up to two years to go into effect.
Authorities in Thailand have issued arrest orders for at least 100 Thai models and web celebrities who posed for advertising images supporting illegal FIFA World Cup gambling sites. These “web pretties” could face a year in jail and a 1,000-baht fine for helping to promote illegal gambling.