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Heavy punishment for persons who ran AI and WeChat-based illegal casino in China

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A court in the Chinese province of Shenzhen has slapped a severe punishment for persons who ran an illegal online casino based on the Chinese social messaging website WeChat and artificial intelligence (AI). The court verified the documents submitted by the police and analysed the mobile phones, laptops, and money seised by the police and ruled the gang was running an illegal casino via the use of WeChat red envelopes and artificial intelligence software.

Leaders of the group, Cai, Li and Huang, along with 13 other accomplices, each received sentences varying from one to four and a half years of imprisonment and fines of up to RMB200,000 as punishment. The gang was known as the “Golden Star” gambling gang. It is believed that they made around RMB430 million between the beginning of 2017 and March of 2018 when they were arrested. Of that money, the police were able to freeze just over RMB600,000.

Of the 19 people who were arrested at the time, 15 were deemed guilty and prosecuted, while four members who had been with the group for a short time were found to be not guilty.

The gang used a sophisticated AI software that gave them a distinct advantage over gamblers.

This is the first case of a public prosecution and punishment under the police force’s new effort to sweep away vice and gang-related.

 

Source: thatsmags.com

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Las Vegas Sands pushes hard to get Japanese IR license

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Las Vegas Sands President courts Osaka officials, pitches multi-billion-dollar integrated resort plan.

Robert Goldstein, the president of US-based casino company Las Vegas Sands, has held meeting with Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura to present the company’s plans for building and running a casino in Osaka. Osaka is tipped to be one of the three locations for which the newly announced IR licenses will be issued.

Goldstein briefed the officials about Las Vegas Sands’ success in the international gambling markets and company’s plans for investment in building an greatest integrated resort in Osaka. Sand now has casino facilities in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore.

Las Vegas Sands is willing to invest more than $10 billion for an IR facility in Japan.

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eSports market of Japan grows 13-fold last year

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According to gaming industry publisher Gzbrain Inc, Japan’s eSports market has grown by 13-fold to touch ¥4.8 billion (about $42.5 million) this year.

There has been a massive jump in revenue since competitive video gaming was legalised in February. The Japan Esports Union has also been set up, which provides professional licenses to gamers.

A number of new competitions have been planned. All these will make Japan’s eSports fan base to grow further. The industry forecast is that the domestic market will touch about $90 million in 2022.

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Caesars Entertainment hopeful of winning Japan license

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Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive VP of Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, is confident of winning the license for Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) licenses. The Japanese government has decided to issue three IR licenses for yet to be decided provinces. A number of international gambling operators are jostling to obtain one of the three licenses.

Blackhurst says that Caesars is right on track to win one of the three available licenses.

She said: “This is probably the single most important market to open in the last decade for sure, maybe the last two decades.”

Jones Blackhurst shot into prominence when she became Las Vegas’ first female mayor in 1991. She joined Caesars after serving two terms as mayor.

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