EXPERTS Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners about China’s fight against online gambling 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 703 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 UGANDA Uganda: 70-year-old woman gives birth to twins 8 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Sex, screen addiction a threat to mental health – Psychiatrist 8 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Scan to Pay launches new voucher solution for consumers 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Apex African iGaming: Unmatched Regional Event Lineup for 2024 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA From savannah to silicon: Africa’s tech emergence unfolds 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS Elevate Your Home Decor: The Top 12 Canvas Prints Companies with Wallpics Leading the Way 2 days ago Tools EXPERTS NIGERIA CBN to Freeze Bank Accounts without BVN, NIN from March 2024 2 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS ONLINE Top 12 Invoice Generator Software to Boost Your Business Efficiency 4 days ago Tools EXPERTS Top 12 Companies Offering IT Certifications: A Comprehensive Guide to Advancing Your Career 5 days ago Tools EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers stake Sh620 billion in four years as betting craze rises 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Entain To Pay Almost $730 Million To Settle Turkish Bribery Claims 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS UGANDA iGaming in Africa: An overview 1 week ago Samuel 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.