6th October 2020
Billionaire James Packer blames sickness for a “shameful” email threat he sent to a mystery businessman in 2015, the NSW casino inquiry has heard. Mr Packer admitted threatening the mystery businessman, Mr X, during his grilling at the NSW casino inquiry on Tuesday afternoon. The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming… Read More
6th October 2020
Sir Malcolm Rifkind had been more used to summoning ambassadors than visiting them. His spell as Foreign Secretary had been cut short, however, by a Conservative electoral collapse. Having lost his Commons seat too, in the first summer of the new millennium Rifkind approached the Czech embassy, a prize-winning concrete… Read More
2nd October 2020
A New South Wales inquiry into Crown Resorts and its casino licence has heard that Crown has suspended dealings with the 100-odd junket operators who bring high rollers from Asia and is conducting reviews of possible criminal links. Director Guy Jalland agreed that the pause had been mainly prompted… Read More
2nd October 2020
A Costa Rica-based online sportsbook that illegally took bets from American customers for years has reached a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, as the company attempts to move into the legal sports-betting market in the U.S. Gambling site 5Dimes and federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania… Read More
17th September 2020
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said Wednesday that a significant overhaul of the nation’s anti-money-laundering regulatory framework is in the works. In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, Fincen said it plans to firm up the definition of an “effective and reasonably designed” AML compliance program, something the regulator said… Read More
17th September 2020
Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Singapore casino has hired a law firm to conduct a new investigation into employee transfers of more than $1 billion in gamblers’ money to third parties, according to people familiar with the matter. Davinder Singh Chambers LLC, which specializes in dispute resolution and international arbitration,… Read More
16th September 2020
Money launderers are exploiting some of China’s top online shopping websites to transfer billions of dollars to offshore gambling companies, the Financial Times reported Wednesday. Individuals seeking to circumvent the nation’s capital flight restrictions, including to gamble online, have been placing fake orders on Pinduoduo and other Chinese shopping… Read More
16th September 2020
Sources told Deccan Chronicle that close to thirty lakh bank accounts across India are beneficiaries of the companies involved in the online gaming fraud, headquartered in China, to which payments, ranging from a few thousands to lakhs of rupees were made, after defrauding them of 10 times more than the… Read More
15th September 2020
International perpetrators of genocide and torture, but not corruption, are to face new-model EU sanctions, a leaked document shows. Those guilty of crimes against humanity, slavery, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary arrests will also face EU asset-freezes and visa-bans. And those responsible for human-trafficking, sexual violence, and abuses of… Read More
10th September 2020
Victoria’s gambling regulator is yet to report back to the state government on an “urgent” investigation into Crown Resort’s Melbourne casino more than a year after being ordered to examine its infiltration by organised crime. The Andrews government ordered the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation probe after The… Read More