Saturday, 22 January, 2022
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Glitz, glamour and gambling: Behind China’s secret societies and crime syndicates

The arrest of Alvin Chau, CEO of China's biggest junket company, throws light on the unholy alliance of politicians and criminals working in tandem.

Karnataka’s online gaming ban won’t work. It shows poor grasp of tech

Heavy-handed technology regulation is a recipe for economic disaster and social rebellion. It reflects a lack of basic understanding of technology.

Online gambling ban bill tabled in Karnataka, govt says want to ‘wean’ citizens from ‘vice’

Bill seeks to ban all forms of online games. Likely to affect popular online games from Mobile Premier League, RummyCircle, and Junglee Games among others.

‘Every game has element of chance’ — why Madras HC quashed TN law banning online rummy, poker

Calling the recent amendment ridiculous, the Madras HC called out the blanket ban imposed by the legislation on all games with the slightest of stakes or any form of prize.

Online gaming or gambling? Why fantasy sports, rummy and poker are stuck in controversy

NITI Aayog is seeking public comments on guidelines to regulate fantasy sports, while states have begun banning some activities. Video game industry wants it labelled ‘gambling’.

Bookies, punters, odds — the murky world of sports betting and the perks of legalising it

Illegal betting in India, especially in cricket, has spawned ills such as spot-fixing & match-fixing. In this world cup season, ThePrint revisits calls to legalise it.

Guess what? Law Commission never recommended legalising betting & gambling, says its chief

Chairman B.S. Chauhan also tells ThePrint using Aadhaar to regulate betting & gambling was a suggestion of some stakeholders who favour legalised betting.

On Camera

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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