A total of eleven people have now been charged in New Zealand’s harness race fixing scandal and nine of them made appearances in district courts this week. Only one has entered a plea, and all have been remanded on bail to appear again next month.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston issued a statement on Sunday revealing that the government is preparing legislation to create an online National Self-Exclusion Register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online wagering sites and apps.
President Rodrigo Duterte personally entered the debate over delinquent Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) on Friday, warning them that unless these firms paid their taxes within three days, they would be “punched” and “shot.”
S&P Global Ratings has cut its forecast for China’s economic growth next year and said overall expansion in Asia Pacific will be disappointing at about 4.7 percent.
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