Well, it only took nine years. Finally Serbia expands casino gambling. Serbia's Minister of Finance, Siniša Mali has introduced a bill to replace the 2011 Gambling Act. Now the paperwork is in front of the country's National Assembly, who are expected to pass it into law. One reason is probably the fact that the bill has a provision which will increase the States tax revenue from gambling up from 5% of gross to a heady 15% for betting online and 10% for other casino games.
So, apparently North Korea wants to grow it's tourist industry. Now there's an oxymoron! The Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is desperate for foreign cash. To that end he is determined to push forwards the development of integrated resorts. But reasons beyond even his control have seen North Korea casino goals tumble.
The Coronavirus outbreak has already hit land-based casinos in Macau, the world gambling capital. In a meanwhile, foreign organizations like Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGOs don't hesitate to take over the gambling industry. While offshore gaming is booming in the tax haven, the Chinese government is trying to provide countermeasures.
The Balkan State recently charged a Bulgarian gambling czar known as “The Skull” with organizing a crime group, extortion, and attempted bribery. He was charged in absentia, as it appears he fled the country. But just today, 2nd Feb, he was detained in the United Arab Emirates under a European Arrest warrant.
Japanese public prosecutor raided gaming company. It was recently reported that the Tokyo Public Prosecutor’s office conducted a raid on an as yet unidentified gaming company in the city. This was in connection to an ongoing probe into bribery that could have serious implications on the countries efforts to open legalized gambling resorts.
In 2005, under the Gambling Act, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) was born. It's purpose is to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. Being sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and it sets out the licensing conditions and codes of practice.
Let's block gambling spending. That's the idea behind the announcement of a new policy from two of the UK's biggest banks. It enabled customers to self-exclude their bank cards from use on gambling websites. Furthermore, if they change their mind, then they'll need to wait 48 hours until they can play again.
So is the Ukraine gambling ban getting repealed? Hopefully it'll soon be a thing of the past. This is thanks to the submission of a recent initial bill to the Ukrainian Parliament. It looks like legal gambling is finally coming to the country. This would lift the gambling ban which has been in place since 2009.