Tag: China

Boyaa bank accounts seized by Chinese government

China’s government has made it very clear in recent years that online poker is not something they want Chinese citizens to be getting involved in. In order to prevent online poker operators from targeting Chinese nationals, the government has gone to great lengths. The story of Boyaa’s frozen assets and its imprisoned CEO are just […]

China pressures Cambodia and the Philippines to tighten online gambling practices

China is continually toughening its stance against online gambling. Many people have already been arrested in crackdowns on the online gambling industry, which paves the way for a dark future in China as far as online gambling is concerned. Chinese authorities are now pressuring Cambodia and Philippines to take down gaming operators targeting Chinese nationals. […]

China implements more restrictions on poker apps

While most Asian countries have a more liberal approach, China maintains strong restrictions on poker, especially its digital versions. Online giants like Tencent, Alisports (Alibaba), and Ourgame, all had their own apps in the market but ended up shutting them down last year. This week, Techcrunch reported on a new wave of restrictions aiming to […]

Li Xiao-Xiang wins APL Kunming Main Event

After an initial cancellation, the Asia Poker League Road Series Kunming Festival in Yunnan Province, China, had eventually kicked off with a 2-day delay on 10th March 2019 to the relief of everyone involved. All scheduled events were held in the same order as originally planned and the postponement did not seem to dampen the […]

Asia Poker League draws 1043 Main Event entries in Kunming

It was a frantic start for the Asia Poker League with notice that the APL Road Series Kunming festival in Yunnan Province, China had to be cancelled just before opening day. Instead of a crowd being welcomed in to Wilo intelligent Transportation Hall on March 8, doors were closed. However, two days later, the lights […]

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