Illegal Gambling in Asia a Russian Roulette
Jun 22, 2012
What our frequent readers already know, gambling in Asia is severely restricted, yet Asians love to gamble.
Not allowing for gambling to take place only brings it down to the underground. While gambling taxes reaming uncollected, the gamblers risk their well-being when dealing with those illegal operators. The shady types.
As Asian gambling news report, gambling legally throughout the Asian continent, from Saudi Arabia to South Korea, is hard to do.
In those places, you just can’t simply go out and play blackjack for money. Forget about roulette, too. Slot machines: hard to get to. You see the picture.
Try doing that on your smartphone and….nothing. It is simply not available or blocked. So, there are entrepreneurs who seek to solve the problem and fill marketplace needs. Indeed, these are quite courageous ones, as all entrepreneurs should be.
Unfortunately, they often get arrested. Almost daily we see news about arrests taking place. One example, two illegal football bookmakers were just arrested in Singapore for accepting Euro 2012 Football Championships bets. In another case, five Koreans were busted for running an illegal online casino in the Philippines.
Even Europeans and Americans in Asia risk arrest for gambling. Just now, a British citizen was arrested in a restaurant in Thailand and charged with illegal football betting. In fact, the Briton found himself betting with an undercover agent.
Yes, Euro 2012 bets are sending some to jail. So does any other type of gambling done illegally in Asia.