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Hong Kong police cracks down gambling dens arrests 48 persons

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Hong Kong police has detained 48 persons, including gamblers and sex workers, following a three-month-long crackdown process targeting a suspected gambling den in the city.

The police officials also seised HK$25,500 (US$3,200) and four arcade game machines, along with two accounting books.

The 18 men and four women, aged 25–56, were picked up when officers raided two residential units on King’s Road and Chun Yeung Street in North Point that was used as gambling dens.

Police said two of the male suspects, aged 28 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of operating the betting establishments while the others were arrested for gambling. They were being held for questioning.

In Hong Kong, operating a gambling establishment carries a maximum penalty of seven years in jail and a HK$5 million fine. Gambling in an illegal establishment carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and a HK$30,000 fine.

Separately, 26 female visitors from mainland China were rounded up in an anti-vice operation jointly mounted by police and immigration officers in Yau Ma Tei on Tuesday. The women were arrested in brothels and hotel rooms on Temple Street, Shanghai Street, Portland Street, Reclamation Street, Jordan Road and Nathan Road when the raids began at about 4 pm on Tuesday.

The raids in North Point and Yau Ma Tei were part of a three-month operation code-named “Thunderbolt 18”, which ended on Wednesday.

In the first two months of the operation, police arrested more than 3000 people, seised HK$220 million in betting records, illicit goods and illegal drugs, and closed down more than 3000 illegal gambling dens, drug distribution centres, vice establishments and unlicensed pubs across the city.

The operation was carried out in tandem with an annual cross-border “clean-up” against organised crime syndicates and triad activities and was led by police from the city, Guangdong province and Macau.

On the first day of the operation, officers from the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau arrested two elderly sisters suspected of running a prostitution ring out of their Mid-Levels home. Police seised HK$10 million in cash inside the flat.

In June, police in Hong Kong and Shenzhen arrested 50 people and confiscated HK$77.7 million in betting records in their joint operation targeting a cross-border bookmaking syndicate during the World Cup.

Last month, police arrested more than 100 people in connection with gold-trading scams in which attractive, sweet-talking female brokers as well as male brokers posing as women were used to coax clients into making investments. Police said there were more than 160 victims in one of the cases, resulting in HK$100 million in total losses.

 

Source: scmp.com

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Integration of EGT Global Jackpot with Winbet and Club King Marks Great Success

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The EGT Global Jackpot’s integration with Winbet and Club King has achieved success through offering entertainment and winnings for both operators and players.

The operators’ success and players’ entertainment are always the core objectives of EGT sales, development and production teams. When innovation joins these approaches, EGT solutions are the reliable choices for winning businesses.

EGT supports the operators to make proposals to its customers they couldn’t refuse, with the integration of the EGT Global Jackpot into their gaming halls. Global Jackpot is developed to connect all slot machines and any type of roulette from all locations of operators across the country. Thus, the total bet generates the possibility of higher winnings compared to those offered by the local jackpots.

At Winbet, the Global Jackpot has been functional since March this year and has brought multiple winnings to the luckiest players. Recently, Club King has also integrated the Global Jackpot in favour of top entertainment and winnings for both operators and players.

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New York State Lottery Reports Record Revenues for the 2018 Fiscal Year

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The New York Lottery has recorded $8.2 billion in sales for the state fiscal year that ended in March 31, 2019. That includes sales from Powerball, Jackpot, Mega Millions, Scratch Off, Quick Draw and other games, plus revenues generated by the state’s licensed video lottery locations.

The video lottery net win for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was $2.08 billion, third largest in the world behind two Italian lottery operators. The combined sales and net win earnings for the last fiscal year are a new record for the New York Lottery. The New York Lottery generated $3.47 billion in aid designated to support the state’s schools.

The lottery revenues are distributed to school districts according to the same formula used for state aid. A larger, poorer district will receive a higher percentage than a smaller, more affluent one. Lottery contributions account for 13% of all state aid to education for 2018-2019.

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Spillemyndigheden Introduces Whistleblower Scheme

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Spillemyndigheden, the Danish industry regulator, has launched a new whistleblower scheme for the employees of gambling operators who wish to report evidence of money laundering.

Spillemyndigheden has detailed that employees can report a company’s violation or potential violation of the anti-money laundering legislation to the regulator via a dedicated, anonymous contact form which will then trigger a legal investigation. All submissions will be encrypted to ensure that submissions are secure.

In April, Spillemyndigheden has blocked access to 25 gambling websites after petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers. Danish internet providers have now been obliged to block access to ten igaming sites, in addition to 15 skin betting websites.

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