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Gang pays Indian farmers to play in fake cricket league, swindles Russian gamblers

  • Indian authorities reportedly arrested a team of organizers behind a fake cricket league that duped Russian gamblers for thousands of dollars.
  • The charade, known as the “Indian Premier Cricket League,” was set up at a farm in the western state of Gujarat and hired local farmers and unemployed youth to play as “pros.”
  • The players were each promised 400 rupees (approximately $5) per match, while the gamblers placed bets in a Telegram channel.
  • Matches were streamed via a YouTube channel that has now amassed more than 800 subscribers.

Indian authorities arrested a team of organizers behind a fake cricket league that duped Russian gamblers for thousands of dollars, according to reports.

Local farmers and unemployed youth were allegedly paid to play as pros in the so-called “Indian Premier Cricket League,” which reached a “knockout” quarter-finals before being busted.

Japanese man who received COVID relief funds meant for 463 families loses all of it gambling online

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  • A 24-year-old Japanese man lost 46.3 million yen ($360,890) of Covid relief funds he received by mistake via online gambling.
  • The relief fund was part of a local government program to help mitigate the financial effects of COVID on 463 low-income households who were supposed to receive 100,000 yen ($780) each.
  • "I don't currently have the money and I don't have anything with property value at hand. It's actually difficult to return it," the lawyer quoted his client as saying.
  • After he went into hiding, the Abu Municipal Government filed a civil case against the man, suing for 51 million yen ($397,716), including legal fees.

A Japanese man reportedly gambled away millions of Japanese yen’s worth of COVID relief funds that he received by mistake.

Last month, the Japanese government inadvertently sent a COVID relief fund meant for 463 people worth 46.3 million yen ($360,890) to a 24-year-old man.

Chinatown residents protest proposed casino site in downtown Chicago

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  • Chinatown residents gathered on Sunday to protest against one of three proposed sites for downtown Chicago’s first integrated casino resort.
  • A Chinatown health organization said that a poll indicated most residents do not want a casino in their neighborhood.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced three developer finalists in March, which include Hard Rock’s $1.7 billion bid near Soldier Field, Bally’s Corporation’s $1.8 billion bid at the Chicago Tribune publishing site and Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers 78 proposal of a $1.62 billion casino just north of Chinatown.
  • “Most of the people, they feel concerned,” Dr. Hong Liu of the Midwest Asian Health Association said. “They don’t feel comfortable to have a casino near Chinatown which may damage the community’s safety and increase the addiction problem.”
  • Lightfoot, who has stressed the potential benefits of the casino for taxpayers and police pension funds, said the winner will be chosen no later than June.

Chinatown residents gathered on Sunday to protest against one of three proposed sites for downtown Chicago’s first integrated casino resort.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in March the three developer finalists, which include Hard Rock’s $1.7 billion bid near Soldier Field, Bally’s Corporation’s $1.8 billion bid at the Chicago Tribune publishing site and Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers 78 proposal of a $1.62 billion casino just north of Chinatown.

Man wanted for fatal stabbing in gambling den in Manhattan’s Chinatown

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  • Shen Bin Weng, 55, is accused of fatally stabbing Qi Rui Weng, 58, after an apparent argument inside a gambling den in Manhattan’s Chinatown on Monday.
  • A surveillance video before the attack shows Shen passing through a kitchen supply store with a large knife in one hand.
  • Qi, who was found in a restroom with a knife still plunged into his torso, was rushed to a hospital but could not be saved.
  • After the attack, Shen was seen in another surveillance video with what appeared to be bloodstained hands.
  • Police have offered a $3,500 reward for information on the incident.

New York City police have identified a suspect in a homicide case at a gambling den in Manhattan’s Chinatown on Monday.

Shen Bin Weng, 55, is accused of fatally stabbing Qi Rui Weng, 58, after an apparent argument at 125 Division Street near Orchard Street at around 4:30 p.m. The two men are unrelated, police said.

Macao’s Billionaire ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho Passes Away at 98

Stanley Ho, nicknamed the “King of Gambling,” a multi-billionaire, philanthropist, and the force behind the world’s largest gambling empire with the best casino table games on the island of Macau, has died at 98.

“My father has passed away peacefully just now at around 1pm at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital,” Ho’s daughter Pansy told reporters via BBC News.

The Heartbreaking Reason Why Elderly Asian-Americans Ride the Bus to the Casino Every Day

Several Asian American seniors in New York reportedly ride the casino buses to Pennsylvania daily, not to gamble, but simply to make ends meet, an investigative news report found.  

Buses ferrying people to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are carrying a number of elderly Asian Americans every day who intend to earn a few dollars from the ride, ABC Eyewitness News reported.