China has launched a three-month crackdown on Internet gambling aimed at ‘purifying the cyber environment’ according to a number of governmental departments.
A joint statement from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Information Industry and the State Press and Publication Administration accused online gambling of ruining the online environment, prompting the strict supervisions now being put on the Internet.
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang were highlighted as key areas to be supervised, the statement said, and warned that local government departments should strictly supervise online game service providers who are not allowed to exchange ‘virtual money’ with real currencies or properties.
Gambling was originally outlawed on the Chinese mainland nearly 60 years ago when New China was founded. But gambling is legal in Macau casino district, although online gambling is still prohibited in the territory.
A full-scale review of the region’s gaming laws is expected to begin next month by the Macau Gaming Commission.
It was onMarch 1, 2006 when China implemented new Internet regulations in an attempt to limit pornography, spam, viruses, gambling fraud and other undesirable activities. The law bans citizens younger than 18 from Internet cafes, discos and karaoke bars, and prohibits government staff from running entertainment venues.
Now the government is extending its rules on Internet gambling.
Turkey Parliament Approves Gambling Legislation
Intralot said that the Turkish Parliament had approved legislation to preserve the contract its unit Inteltek has to run the fixed odds betting game Iddaa in partnership with the state betting organisation Spor Toto.
The Greek gaming firm said the legislation, which has yet to be approved by the President of the Turkish Republic, preserves Intelteck’s existing contract until a new tender process is launched.
An analyst said that with even under the worst case scenario, Intralot will not lose its business in Turkey for at least two and half years.
SBG Global announced Loyalty Rewards Program
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