CHINA wants the Philippines to stop all forms of online gambling, as it continues cracking down on a practice it says causes illegal outflow of money. While China appreciates the move to halt the.
While almost the whole Asia blocks gambling, and especially opposes online gambling as an extremely addictive and uncontrollable entertainment, Philippines decided to take a different approach. This country enjoys a constant flow of tourists, and many of them would like to play some casino games, or make sports bets, as part of their vacation entertainment. Making gambling illegal would not.MANILA — China has said it hopes the Philippines will ban online gaming to support its crackdown on cross-border gambling, which it said foreign criminals had used to embezzle funds and.MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for allegedly running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions, officials said Sunday.
The foreigners are suspected of working for an online gambling operation without permits and some allegedly did not observe the government’s health regulations against COVID-19, such as wearing face masks and practicing social distancing, officials said in a statement released Sunday. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police carried out the raid.
MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (Sep 4) that while he was not a fan of online gambling he was unwilling to ban the business, as China has called for, because of the.
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Online and phone betting has exploded in countries such as the Philippines and Cambodia over the last few years due to demand from gamblers in mainland China. The Philippine gaming regulator said on Monday that it won’t halt existing online casinos but will stop accepting applications for new licenses at least until the end of the year to review concerns about the burgeoning sector.
Top options for Chinese players include casinos based in the Philippines (also called Philippines Offshore Gambling Operators - POGOs), and the many global online casinos based in places like Malta, Curacao, Alderney, and Gibraltar. Many of these casinos offer Chinese language support on their website to bring in players from Mainland China. There is intense competition among online casinos.
Gambling in China is illegal under Chinese law and has been officially outlawed since the Communist Party took power in 1949. Any form of gambling by Chinese citizens, including online-gambling, gambling overseas, opening casinos overseas to attract citizens of China as primary customers, is considered illegal. In practice however, Chinese citizens participate in state-run lotteries, regularly.
China is taking a strong stance against illegal online gambling sites, particularly those coming from the Philippines. The Chinese embassy recently issued a formal statement on the matter and plan on having a meeting this month with officials of the Philippines in order to stop the illegal activity.
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China is taking illegal online gambling sites emanating from the Philippines extremely seriously. How seriously? The Chinese embassy in the nearby country issued a formal statement, and it’s expected to come up in a meeting this month between the country’s presidents. It’s an interesting pushback on illegal gambling involving the highest levels of government.
The online gambling industry has driven office rentals and condominium sales in Manila, and employs around 350,000 people, over 100,000 of them Chinese who do marketing and customer service.
China issued its statement addressing the Philippines’ actions after Cambodia announced that it would ban online gambling as it poses threat to social order. Cambodia, similarly to the Philippines, has become a popular hub for Chinese-owned online casinos targeting customers from Mainland China. The two countries are close allies and China is among Cambodia’s biggest investors.
Although China welcomed the Philippine move to stop accepting applications for online gaming licenses, its foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Philippines should go further. China claims online gambling causes hundreds of millions of yuan to illegally flow out of its economy. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered a stop on new licenses for online gambling operations.
China is continually toughening its stance against online gambling. Many people have already been arrested in crackdowns on the online gambling industry, which paves the way for a dark future in China as far as online gambling is concerned. Chinese authorities are now pressuring Cambodia and Philippines to take down gaming operators targeting Chinese nationals.
Gambling is illegal in mainland China, but metropolitan Manila has emerged as a leading offshore centre for companies offering punters proxy betting since Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ pro.