Malaysia out of the game
By staff
Hopes of online casino gambling operators who had their eyes set on Malaysia have been crushed today as the Malaysian government fortified its policy to not encourage the people of Malaysia to gamble.

Although Malaysian culture is almost synonymous with gambling in the eyes of online casino operators, the decision by the state government to reject new gaming permits clearly indicates the intention of Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar George Chan Hong Nam and highlights his policy on gaming.

The Deputy Chief Minister also specifically commented about gambling through electronic systems. It's his opinion that the state government would have no power to control the operation of gambling via such systems since the operation of gambling via electronic systems had been privately license previously to companies Cash Sweep, Sports Toto and Magnum.

In an area where culture and policy collides there is so is room for opportunity for the extremely clever or the extremely well connected. Only time will tell which side of that line Cash Sweep, Sports Toto and Magnum are on.

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