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Phua, a regular at the Poker King Club in Macau where seven-figure pots are common, had flown in from the former Portuguese colony on his private jet two weeks earlier. He travels on a diplomatic passport from San Marino, hobnobs with the world’s top professional poker players, and according to the FBI, he’s a high-ranking member of a Hong Kong-based triad.
When the FBI entered their villa, the father and son and a third man had their laptops switched on to betting websites showing the live odds for the game and instant messaging windows. In two of the hotel’s adjacent villas, which rent for a minimum of $25,000 a night, investigators discovered other members of Phua’s group amid clusters of computers and monitors and three large-screen televisions showing soccer games.
During the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid, a woman working on a laptop was ordered to put her hands up. She raised one hand and continued typing on a betting website with the other, according to a criminal complaint filed by the U.S.
Phua, 50, a Malaysian citizen who also goes by Paul Phua, and his son appeared today in federal court in Las Vegas and pleaded not guilty to charges they ran an illegal gambling business out of the Caesars Palace villas. Phua and his associates, six of whom are set to be arraigned Aug. 7, were using the SBOBet and IBCBet sports betting websites, neither of which is licensed to operate in Nevada, to monitor odds and place bets, according to federal prosecutors.
Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act
On 9 May 2013 the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill was introduced to Parliament to bring about important changes to how gambling is regulated in Great Britain. The Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and is now referred to as the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014. The Act requires any operator wishing to transact with or advertise to British consumers to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission and is expected to come into force on 01 October 2014.
About the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act
The regulatory changes that will be brought about by this Act will ensure that all remote gambling operators offering services to British consumers will be subject to consistent regulation. In particular any regulatory changes introduced will apply to all those providing online gambling facilities to those in Britain not just the less than 15% currently licensed by us. This consistency will make it easier for a consumer to understand their rights and ensure operators report suspicious activity direct to us, all of which should provide greater transparency to consumers and protection against match fixing. It will also make it easier for advertisers, including those carrying marketing messages to understand whether an operator is permitted to advertise into Great Britain.
Transitional arrangements for operators
We will ensure a smooth transition for operators to the new regulatory system. Overseas operators currently lawfully providing remote gambling into Britain will continue to be able to do so, providing they apply for the relevant licences at the correct time. An operator qualifying for continuation rights whose application has not been determined by us before the new regime commences will be issued with a continuation licence, allowing it to continue to operate pending the final determination of its application.
LATEST IGAMING NEWS : Tatts Group suffers full-year profit fall
The firm posted statutory NPAT of AUS$200.4 million (€140.1 million/US$186.2 million) in the 2014 fiscal year, which is down 19% on the AUS$247.3 million achieved in the previous year.
Revenue at the company also fell by 2.8% from just under AUS$3 billion in fiscal 2013 to AUS2.9 billion in the last 12 months.
However, Tatts Group was able to post growth elsewhere with record lottery results, continuing migration online and benefits of the interest cycle helping to drive profit before tax to AUS$326.6 million, a 7.8% increase.
In addition, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation jumped 1.7% from AUS$490.2 million in the previous year to just under AUS$500 million.
Earnings before interest and tax also increased 2.1% from AUS$406.1 million to AUS$414.5 million.
Earlier this year, Tatts Group said it was confident of posting positive full-year results despite having suffered a drop in net profit during the first six months of the year.
Robbie Cooke, managing director and chief executive officer of Tatts Group, said: “Outperforming the group’s FY13 result was never going to be an easy task given the exceptional run of lotto jackpots in that year, coupled with the investment ‘ramp-up’ this year in our wagering operation – an essential step to repositioning our business for future success.