Court in Canada says despite notice of surveillance, violent offender has expectation of privacy over texts in public casino

Tweet Expectation of privacy In an odd decision out of Canada, a provincial level Supreme Court has ruled that a violent offender gambling at a public casino has an expectation of privacy when using his cellular phone to text despite the fact that gamblers are notified of being under surveillance when entering casinos. The decision […]

The violent methods gambling debts from Macau are collected in Hong Kong

Tweet Law Commission notes violent methods of gambling debt collection According to a Consultation Paper prepared by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, debt collection in Hong Kong is a significant and violent problem, mostly arising from gambling debts incurred locally and in Macau. Loan sharks in Macau and Hong Kong account for 21.4% […]

Two Hong Kong billionaires convicted of money laundering over Macau government procurement case

Tweet Surprising criminal conviction of two Hong Kong tycoons In a surprising decision, the Macau Court of First Instance has convicted two high-profile Hong Kong businessmen of money laundering. Joseph Lau Luen-hung, 劉鑾雄, and Stephen Lo Kit-sing, 羅傑承, each received a sentence of five years and three months in prison and were sentenced in absentia.  Mr. Lau is […]

4 U.K. men facing nine years in jail if they don’t pay £800,000 laundered in casinos

Tweet A U.K. professional gambler, Harvinder “Micky Singh” Batth, and three co-defendants must come up with £800,000 in restitution in the next six months or spend more time in jail. Batth was a member of a U.K. group that laundered millions of pounds at casinos on behalf of crime bosses. He was a well-known professional […]