EXPERTS Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners about China’s fight against online gambling 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 623 Paul Leyland, Partner at strategic consultancy firm Regulus Partners, has expressed his views on China’s fight against online gambling. Leyland said China could soon start applying the kind of pressure recently piled on Cambodia and the Philippines to European countries and their online gambling sectors. He pointed to China as a worrying wildcard for iGaming operators over the next 12 months. “One of the things we think we’re going to see from a geopolitical standpoint – and we’re already seeing the noises coming through – is China really not liking online gambling,” – he said. China hasn’t liked gambling, even its own regulated gambling, for some time and we’ve seen that with the sheer number of unregulated, land-based gambling operations China has disrupted across Asia, which has seen thousands of people arrested and hundreds of millions of dollars seized. The online industry hasn’t tended to notice what China has been doing because it doesn’t disrupt the online environments we’re focused on. But we’re seeing a huge channel shift in Asian markets away from land-based points of payment to direct online. The Chinese government has noticed that, doesn’t like it and is already putting a huge amount of pressure on the Philippines. This is a level of pressure that China can exert pretty much globally and if you asked any politician anywhere in the world what do you like more, online gambling or China, it’s a really easy choice for them to make. So we think that geopolitical tension around China is going to keep bubbling up and will have some really interesting implications for the industry that we probably haven’t properly thought through yet. Source: europeangaming.eu About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Continue Reading Previous African regulatory round-up: Building a picture of the legal landscapeNext Inevitable 5g – will expand gambling markets- sub-Saharan Africa. More Stories EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Online gambling & betting industry is projected to reach $145.6 billion by 2030 8 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS SENEGAL Why African fintechs will continue to trend 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers Rejoice As Court Scraps Nairobi Law 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Court quashes betting tax, limit on gambling in 5-star hotels 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Only 2 Months at The BiG Africa Summit 2023! 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS MALAWI How Will Malawi’s Economy Fare in 2023 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africans spent big on groceries, entertainment and fuel in December 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS What Will Be The Future of Sports Betting Around The World? 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS TANZANIA Mobile Betting – How Popular is it in Africa? 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS RWANDA Adam Bradford launches centre to train youth in Rwanda 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 2 weeks ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.