Saturday, November 28, 2020

Turkish workers sue IPI for alleged false work condition promises

A group of workers from Turkey have filed the latest lawsuit against Imperial Pacific International, this time on accusations that the company lured them to Saipan on various false promises about their working conditions.

Cambodia promulgates gambling law

Cambodia has promulgated its long-awaited gambling law aiming to create jobs, boost the economy, and bolster tourism, as well as establish safeguards against money laundering and corruption.

Malaysia regulates electronic advertising of gambling industry

The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia has issued industry guidelines to provide clarity on certain advertisements, including a provision that advertisements directly encouraging any form of gambling are not acceptable.
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Indian states lining up to ban online gambling

Amidst a series of contradictory signals, it now appears that the governments of many Indian states are lining up to ban online gambling, now that the practice has gained greater public attention during the period of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Sichuan police bust Cambodia-based online gambling operation

Police in southwest China's Sichuan Province have busted a cross-border online gambling ring involving RMB1 billion (US$152 million), which featured a Cambodia-based operation recruiting gamblers in mainland China.

IPI reprieve on community benefit fund amidst new dispute and lawsuit

The CNMI Lottery Commission approved Imperial Pacific International’s request to extend for three years the deadline to pay its US$20 million community benefit fund contribution and to defer for five years the payment of the US$36 million that IPI failed to remit in previous years. Meanwhile, construction woes continued with a new lawsuit against IPI and a dispute with the construction engineers.

Star Entertainment wants clarity on Queensland border reopening

Chairman of the Star Entertainment Group John O’Neill told the Future Gold Coast Forum that industries are in desperate need of certainty from the Queensland state government in regard to rules to guide when borders will reopen.

Sarawak police claim success in busting online gambling

The Sarawak Police Contingent has been declared by their colleagues as being particularly proficient in investigating and busting illegal online gambling rings.

Politician implicated in casino bribery scandal refused admittance to ruling party

Mikio Shimoji, an Okinawa politician who admitted receiving a bribe offered by agents of 500 .com who were seeking an IR license in Japan, has been refused readmittance to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. As a result of his bribery admission, he was expelled from the Osaka-based Japan Innovation Party.

Universal Entertainment wins legal case against former auditor

Universal Entertainment Corporation has issued a statement that it has won a legal case against former company auditor Yuki Arai when the Tokyo High Court dismissed an appeal.

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