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Remote Gambling Kingping Bo Wang Back in China

Remote Gambling Kingping Bo Wang Back in China
Remote Gambling Kingping Bo Wang Back in ChinaChinese government takes illegal remote gambling activities very seriously. Infamous remote gambling kingpin, Bo Wang, has been finally deported to China from the Philippines. The fugitive was escorted through the Guangdong airport by two police officials after the Secretary for Justice of Philippines signed a summary deportation order and handed him over to Chinese officials. According to information in Chinese media, Bo Wang is suspected to have relations to large transnational illegal gambling networks, including the Sky Asia remote gaming network. Reportedly, he spent huge amounts of cash to assure his stay in the Philippines, where he was detained after Chinese diplomats made a request for his extradition. However, in the process of trying to stay in the country he managed to trigger a corruption scandal that involved several politicians as well as senior officials employed in the Bureau of Immigration. The whole mess saw its end last week when the Secretary for Justice finally agreed to deport Bo Wang and hand him over to Chinese government. Big Fortune 888 Was Used to Support Gambling Activities and Money Laundering The indications that Bo Wang is involved in illegal activities emerged in February, 2015, when the online gambling activity named Big Fortune 888 attracted the attention of the police forces. According to media reports, Heilongjiang police found out that large groups of individuals were somehow related to this possibly illegal activity. The police started a preliminary investigation that revealed Big Fortune 888 was available at more than 30 different websites including Sky Asia. Further examination of cards used and following money trail showed that the main site of the Big Fortune 888 network was launched back in 2002 in the Philippines. In order to support gambling activities and possible money laundering, the site was using different online payment platforms. This was reason enough for Chinese police officers to travel to the Philippines on four different occasions and collect evidence that could help with the case. Chinese Police Arrested 125 People and Seized $12.9m Trying to bring down the illegal gambling network, the Chinese police force arrested 125 people in the Heilongjiang province and seized more than $12.9 million (80m yuan) in gambling funds. Furthermore, the police have frozen bank accounts whose total funds go up to $37.03 million (230m yuan). The task force also found a good deal of websites that target players located in China; two of them are Bet8 and Millennium. As a result, approximately 15 companies were shut down for different reasons. Some of the companies, for example, were providing payment services to Big Fortune 888. However, anonymous sources claim that Bo Wang was probably the front man for the whole operation and that he is unlikely the leader of the organisation. Some even believe that the brains are hidden somewhere in China. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen in the future as the investigation slowly unravels. In any case, it is well known that the Chinese government is very dedicated to cracking down any possible illegal gambling activities and therefore this network will probably be terminated very soon.


Howard Stutz – McCarran saw more traffic this May than any month since 2008

Howard Stutz – McCarran saw more traffic this May than any month since 2008
Howard Stutz – McCarran saw more traffic this May than any month since 2008McCarran International Airport had its busiest month in more than seven years in May because of special events on the Strip and an increased number of flights added by the airlines to the market.The Clark County Aviation Department said 3.99 million passengers used McCarran during May, a 5.7 percent increase over May 2014.The raw total was the largest number of passengers McCarran has seen in a single month since the airport brought in 4.12 million passengers in March 2008.Similarly, the percentage increase was the largest figure since an 8.7 percent hike in September 2011.Through May, McCarran has seen more than 18.1 million passengers, an increase of 3.3 percent over the first five months of 2014.Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis said the month benefited from a combination of factors.Convention attendance in Las Vegas was up significantly in May, fueled by both large and small trade shows. Meanwhile, the championship fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Las Vegas on May 2, plus the two-weekend Rock in Rio concert series, brought thousands of visitors to the market.“The events during May created a tremendous demand for this market,” Vassiliadis said.Vassiliadis said airlines operating at McCarran have been slowly increasing the number of seats in and out of the market while adding flights to and from different destinations.“Over the years, the demand and the supply have been coming back,” she said. “We’re in a good place.”Southwest Airlines — McCarran’s largest air carrier — often uses larger Boeing 737-800 jets in Las Vegas, and in May, its aircraft were more full compared with the same month a year ago.In May, Southwest, which operates more than 200 flights a day at the airport, saw a 3.9 percent increase in passenger counts.On a smaller scale, Frontier Airlines has doubled its seat count, going from an average of 39 flights per week in May 2014 to 103 flights per week this May. Its passenger volume increased 140.9 percent from a year ago.Domestic air carriers accounted for almost 3.6 million passengers in May, a 5.4 percent increase from a year ago.On the international front, passenger traffic was up 7.5 percent in May as McCarran saw increased flights from such carriers as Edelweiss, AeroMexico and Thomas Cook Airlines.Vassiliadis said McCarran’s Terminal 3, which opened three years ago, is seeing increased use.“The airlines are putting more seats into the market because they are able to fill them,” Vassiliadis said. “That’s an encouraging sign.”Copyright GamingWire. All rights reserved.


Richard N. Velotta – Nevada AG charges online poker operator who used Bitcoin

Richard N. Velotta – Nevada AG charges online poker operator who used Bitcoin
Richard N. Velotta – Nevada AG charges online poker operator who used Bitcoin The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and state gaming regulators are pursuing the operator of an unlicensed online poker site in what’s believed to be first prosecution of its kind by the state.Attorney General Adam Laxalt has scheduled a news conference today to give details of a case against Bryan Micon and his Bitcoin-fueled Seals with Clubs poker site, which was shut down Feb. 11.An arrest warrant was issued against Micon in Las Vegas Justice Court on Monday on one count of operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system. The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.Speaking from Antigua in a YouTube video in late February, Micon described a raid of his Las Vegas home.“A bunch of guys with guns broke down my door, put me in handcuffs, serving a warrant from the Nevada gaming commission,” he said.The 10 agents “stole most of my electronics,” he added.Court papers filed Monday state that Micon operated Seals with Clubs, which accepted Bitcoin digital currency, between March 1, 2014 and Feb. 9, 2015 “without first procuring and thereafter maintaining in effect the required licenses.”Seals with Clubs was promptly shut down, but Micon then launched a new Bitcoin site, SwCPoker.eu.“All the Bitcoins were safe,” he said in his YouTube statement, encouraging players to pull their currency from the former site. “Math does not bow to guns.”Micon was not charged with a crime in February, and it was unclear whether he was still in Antigua when the $20,000 arrest warrant was issued Monday.“After I was led out in handcuffs in my underwear, it was pretty clear that it was proper to leave sooner rather than later,” he said in the video. “And I didn’t really want my 2-year-old daughter, whom I love very much, to grow up in a police state where creativity is often met with guns, handcuffs.”He said the gaming authorities indicated that they were familiar with his “social feeds and my entire output as a journalist.”He continued: “I don’t think I was doing anything unethical.”Micon also supported himself with revenue from live and online poker winnings and operation of legal websites dealing with news about gaming and Bitcoin.Reached through email Monday, Micon directed inquiries to his lawyer.“Bryan has always maintained that he committed no wrongdoing, but I’m not in a position to comment on the Attorney General’s filing because I haven’t seen it,” said defense attorney Richard Schonfeld.Copyright GamingWire. All rights reserved.


SNG Interactive secures Transactional Waiver allowing NYX Gaming Group Limited’s online gaming platform, the OPS™ to launch in New Jersey

SNG Interactive secures Transactional Waiver allowing NYX Gaming Group Limited’s online gaming platform, the OPS™ to launch in New Jersey
SNG Interactive secures Transactional Waiver allowing NYX Gaming Group Limited’s online gaming platform, the OPS™ to launch in New Jersey LAS VEGAS, NV, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – NYX Gaming Group Limited is pleased to confirm that Sportech-NYX Gaming LLC (SNG), the Group’s joint venture with Sportech PLC (“Sportech”), received a transactional waiver for iGaming operations in the state of New Jersey. SNG is now provisionally permitted to offer real-money online gaming to customers in New Jersey on NYX’s Open Platform System (OPS™). This certification is significant in the US market and confirms that SNG is compliant with the rules and regulations enforced by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.SNG’s first customer, Resorts Casino Hotel, will launch its real-money online platform (www.resortscasino.com) at the end of this month. By integrating NYX’s OPS™ with its game content platform, Open Gaming System (OGS™), the historic casino will launch with over 120 slot and table games. Forty of the games are new to the New Jersey market and have been developed by NextGen Gaming Pty. Ltd., which is NYX’s slot design studio in Sydney, Australia.NYX CEO, Matt Davey, “We are extremely happy to see our hard work and SNG’s partnership with Resorts Casino come to life with the launch of NYX’s real-money online platform in New Jersey. This news marks meaningful progress in NYX’s strategy to expand our business throughout regulated gaming markets worldwide.”ABOUT NYX GAMING GROUPNYX Gaming Group is headquartered in Las Vegas with development out of Stockholm and Sydney. The group provides flexible gaming solutions to some of the largest lotteries, casinos, poker rooms and I-gaming operators across the globe. NYX Poker Network, is a leading internet poker network delivering poker solutions for online poker operators world-wide.  Game development arm NextGen Gaming Pty, is the industry’s leading platform agnostic provider of engaging, repeat play Slots, providing entertainment for players and profits for Operators.The technology division, NYX Interactive, specializes in developing gaming system solutions for World Lottery Association members, media companies and both private and publicly listed Gaming companies worldwide. Through its Open Platform System (OPS™), operators can take advantage of best of breed products and services, including their own, all managed via a single interface. Through its fully hosted Open Gaming System (OGS™), licensees can leverage the best in multi-vendor Casino content from around the world.The Las Vegas office provides social Poker & Casino solutions out of the group headquarters.NYX Gaming Group is a proud recipient of the Special Achievement Award from EGR Magazine, which recognized the group’s consistent growth and innovation in multiple e-gaming verticals.  About Sportech PLCSportech PLC is a sports gaming and entertainment company and one of the world’s leading pool betting organizations, focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides betting technology for football (soccer), horseracing and greyhounds, processing over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech is headquartered in London, England with operational offices in Liverpool, England, Atlanta, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. For more information about Sportech PLC, please visit www.sportechplc.comAbout Resorts Casino HotelThe resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and celebrated its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35-million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that includes, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in Fall 2012 – a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 39,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space includes seven meeting rooms and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.resortsac.comForward Looking StatementsThis release includes forward-looking statements regarding NYX Gaming Group and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of NYX Gaming Group’s management. In some cases the forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward- looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, including the anticipated future growth of NYX Gaming Group, may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and NYX Gaming Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 


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