Earnings for Illegal Casino In Japan

An illegal casino operating in Japan was broken up by police in March 2014 that made an estimated $1,969,400 (200 Million Yen) in earnings over a 17 month period. According to media reports, investigators discovered a rental contract between the illegal casino and the Embassy of Ghana in Japan. The casino was to pay the… Continue reading Earnings for Illegal Casino In Japan

Illegal Casinos Shut Down in Russia

Criminal justice agencies in Russia have shut down over 61,000 illegal casinos and gambling dens across the country since a gambling law took effect in 2009. A total of $17.1 Million in fines have been levied to owners of underground gambling parlors between 2009 and 2013. During the enforcement raids, over 796,000 slot machines and… Continue reading Illegal Casinos Shut Down in Russia

Money Laundering in Macau

According to a report by the Congressional Executive Commission on China, up to $202 Billion in illicit funds is laundered through the casinos of Macau, a territory controlled by China. Up to 30 percent of all bets placed in Macau was estimated to have been illegally brought in to the country to be washed. China… Continue reading Money Laundering in Macau

Prostitution Arrests in South Korea

In 2009, security services in South Korea arrested 73,000 people for various prostitution charges across the country. In 2012, officials arrested 21,123 people. Although final figures were unavailable, South Korean media stated that criminal justice programs increased enforcement in 2013 due to criticism on the lower arrest rates. In a single day in December, authorities… Continue reading Prostitution Arrests in South Korea

Earnings from Winning a Cockfight in Los Angeles

The winning purse of a cockfighting match in Los Angeles, California can be as high as $15,000, according to sheriff officials. In 2010, up to 400 roosters were seized during illegal gambling raids in the San Bernadino area of California. In addition to the roosters, 43 people were prosecuted for running illegal cockfighting rings. On… Continue reading Earnings from Winning a Cockfight in Los Angeles

Money Laundering by Drug Dealers Using Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals

Drug dealers in Britain use electronic gambling machines across the nation to launder money that they earned through illegal drug sales. According to a report in the Guardian, the dealers insert drug money into the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and then cash out to make it seem that drug money is gambling winnings. (More illegal… Continue reading Money Laundering by Drug Dealers Using Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals

Illegal Casinos in Greece

In 2012, criminal justice agencies in Greece conducted raids against 1,000 establishments that were operating illegal casinos. The raids resulted in nearly 11,000 casino machines being seized and around 5,000 people for illegal gambling activities. In the first 5 months of 2013, police closed down 363 illegal casinos in Greece. The raids in the first… Continue reading Illegal Casinos in Greece

Online Gambling by US Citizens at Offshore Websites

An estimated $2.6 Billion is illegally gambled on offshore gambling websites by residents of the United States each year. By comparison, between $2 to $3 Billion is wagered on sports in legal casinos in the state of Nevada. In total, Americans place up to $500 Million in bets, both legal and illegal, on sports each… Continue reading Online Gambling by US Citizens at Offshore Websites

Casinos in Japan Managed by the Yakuza

Organized crime groups in Japan are running illegal gambling dens where computers display video of casinos in the Philippines and Costa Rica. The players in Japan watch the monitor and place their bets accordingly. The casinos in the foreign country are legal, while the gambling on the feed in Japan is not. The virtual casino… Continue reading Casinos in Japan Managed by the Yakuza

Money Laundering in Thailand

The head of the Anti-Money Laundering Office in Thailand stated that over $3.7 Billion (120 Million Thai Baht) was laundered out of Thailand in 2011. The amount of money laundered is equal to 12.16 percent of Thailand’s GDP. Half of the funds that was laundered was generated from illegal gambling, with the rest of the… Continue reading Money Laundering in Thailand