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Three members of the Crown 18 formally charged by China
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Three members of the Crown 18 formally charged by China

THREE members of the 18 Crown Casino staff that were detained in China have been formally charged by the country and could potentially face a lengthy spell behind bars as authorities prepare to move to trial. A ministry statement said Australia had received formal arrest notifications from China after the trio were detained alongside 15...

One of 18 Crown staff released from Chinese prison
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One of 18 Crown staff released from Chinese prison

CROWN Resorts has confirmed that one of the 18 employees that were arrested due to strict anti-gambling laws in China was released from detention. Crown employee Jenny Jiang, a person dubbed a ‘junior official’ by a source close to Crown, was released on bail on Thursday, but the company is yet to release an official...

Detained Crown staff ‘may be held for a year’ until trial
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Detained Crown staff ‘may be held for a year’ until trial

CHINESE legal experts have given Australians a grim prophecy on the detained Crown Resorts employees, stating that it could be an entire year before any formal charges are laid. The revelations come after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s declaration that Chinese authorities had just 30 days to investigate any potential charges against the 18 arrested Crown...

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Three Aussies among 18 Crown employees detained in China

CHINESE authorities have arrested 18 Crown Resort staff members, including three Australians, for alleged involvement in illegal gambling-related activities. The 18 Crown employees have been targeted as part of “Operation Chain Break”, which was launched by Chinese authorities last year in an effort to stop the illicit flow of funds into foreign casinos. While it...

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Wimbledon match under investigation for potential match-fixing

TENNIS investigators have put a 2016 Wimbledon match up under the microscope after suspicious betting patterns were reported. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) released a statement on Thursday stating it’s investigating whether a match at the 2016 Championships was fixed after receiving alerts from bookmakers. The match which is under scrutiny has not yet been...

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“Pokie-leaks” campaign looking to expose gambling secrets

THREE prominent politicians led by independent MP Andrew Wilke are looking for gambling industry insiders to expose the secrets of the pokie machine industry. The campaign, known as “Pokie-Leaks” will see Wilkie, Greens Senator Larissa Waters and long-time anti-gambling advocate Nick Xenophon use parliamentary privilege to make any information they attain about the industry public without fear...

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Youtube duo first charged under UK’s ‘unlawful gambling act’

A PAIR of English vloggers have been the first people ever to be charged under the UK’s unlawful gambling act for allegedly promoting gambling to minors via the popular soccer game FIFA. Craig “NepentheZ” Douglas is one of two UK YouTubers being charged with offences under the Gambling Act, which are the first dealing with...

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Online gambling predicted to hit $1 trillion mark by 2021

NEW figures released by Juniper Research predict that expenditure on gambling online will increase by at least $550 billion dollars on amounts spent this year to hit $1 trillion world wide by 2021. Wagering, alongside spending on digital goods and services related to gambling, should see the incredible figure surpassed. Juniper researcher Lauren Foye said...

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NSW Police step up their pursuit of NRL match-fixing culprits

THE probe into match-fixing in Rugby League is about to get a lot more serious after the NSW Police implemented a strike force to investigate reports of cheating and illegal gambling. Strike Force Nuralda was set up on Wednesday to tackle the problem, and it’s understood there is enough evidence to warrant a formal investigation....

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Australians stealing record amounts to gamble

THE depth of Australia’s problem gambling is again in the public eye as new figures show the country’s population has stolen over $100 million over the past five years to facilitate their addiction. Warfield & Associates accountant Brett Warfield released figures that showed 265 criminal convictions involving 267 offenders from 2011 to July of 2016....