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Malaysian Authorities to Crack Down on Online Gambling

by Glenn Baird - October 1, 2017

Earlier this week Malaysian authorities claimed that they would be cracking down on online gambling. They went as far as to say that would do everything they could to end its presence within their country.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that, “illegal gambling action committee to plan, analyze, synergize and execute the actions to be taken to completely wipe out illegal gambling once and for all.”

It is a message that we have heard before but one that many have assumed will be extremely difficult to execute.

The threat that Rashid levelled towards online gamblers in Malaysia, that this would be the most significant and sizeable operation to date is a message that has been repeated before, with many now doubting that the threat will become a reality.

Rashid has gone as far as to state that this time around things will be different because not only will the operators be arrested but so too will anyone found working in collusion with them.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.


The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.