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January 2, 2019 7:36 AM Playtech to pay 28 million euros after Israeli tax audit

(Reuters) - Gambling software company Playtech will pay 28 million euros ($32.16 million) under a settlement with Israeli tax authorities following an audit of its accounts for the years from 2008 to 2017, the company said on Wednesday. Playtech, which warned last month that an Italian gambling tax law change would hurt 2019 adjusted core earnings, said no penalties 123

December 19, 2018 6:39 PM Ohio sheriff accused of taking money during drug arrests to fund gambling problem, complaint says

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader was accused of confiscating cash from drug arrests to fuel his gambling problem. (AP) An Ohio sheriff is accused in an anonymous complaint of confiscating cash from drug arrests and using it to fund his gambling addiction. The complaint, filed on Nov. 9, accused Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader of taking the money 113

December 4, 2018 6:08 AM Vietnam launches crooked cop hotline amid corruption crackdown

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has set up a telephone hotline for people to report accusations of police corruption, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on graft in the Southeast Asian country that has jailed dozens of officials. A court last Friday sentenced two senior police officials to up to 10 years in prison for running an underground online 105

November 24, 2018 1:11 AM Phil Mickelson birdies 22nd hole to beat Tiger Woods in 'The Match'

LAS VEGAS -- Nineteen holes was not enough to decide "The Match" between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday at Shadow Creek. So they settled it in true gambling fashion by going to a makeshift 20th hole, played from the practice putting green behind the clubhouse to a newly cut hole on the 18th green. The par 3 measured at 93 yards. And they had to play that three 66

September 21, 2018 11:30 AM UEFA concerned by Turkey's human rights record amid Euro 2024 bid

UEFA expressed concerns about Turkey's approach to guaranteeing human rights in its evaluation of the bid submitted by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to host Euro 2024. The report, released on Friday, acknowledged that the TFF said it remained committed to guaranteeing personal freedoms in its formal presentation but offered no substantial proof 55

August 29, 2018 5:26 PM Schumer seeks federal framework for sports betting

As more states turn to sports gambling in the wake of a May Supreme Court decision that overturned a federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting, some politicians have sought to introduce a framework to guide the industry at the federal level. On Wednesday, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined the conversation by releasing a memo outlining several suggestions 58

August 20, 2018 2:24 AM Apple Pulls 25,000 Apps From China App Store Following State Media Criticism

Apple offers more than 1.8 million apps in China BEIJING—Apple Inc. pulled illegal apps from its App Store in China after coming under fire from state media for not doing enough to filter out banned material. “Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China,” Apple said in a statement Monday. “We have already removed many apps and developers 63

August 3, 2018 8:08 PM Police Report on Las Vegas Gunman Finds No Motive for Attack

Reasons behind deadliest mass shooting In modern U.S. history still unclear Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars gambling and spent $95,000 on firearms purchases in the year before last year’s Oct. 1 attack, according to the final report on the massacre 38

August 1, 2018 1:52 PM Macau, Asia’s Vegas, Can’t Beat It for Fun

World’s top gambling hub wants to be more like the Strip by getting tourists to spend bigger on entertainment MACAU—It took Macau just two years to eclipse the Las Vegas Strip as the world’s biggest gambling hub after the Chinese territory opened up its casino market. Trying to catch up with Vegas as an entertainment capital is slower going 78

July 31, 2018 2:07 PM Apple Comes Under Media Fire in China

The state-controlled media criticism comes amid rising trade tensions with the U.S. BEIJING—Apple Inc. has come under fire by Chinese state media, which claims the U.S. technology giant isn’t doing enough to block texts and images trafficking in prohibited content including pornography, gambling and counterfeit goods. In a barrage that began last week, China’s 54