Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator arrested over insider trading
Yuji Naka purchased 10,000 shares in Aiming for 2.8 million yen (about RM91,410) in January 2020, according to the document.
Indian group calls for cap on entry fees for online games amid regulatory push
The popularity of real-money games, driven by backing from top figures in cricket, has prompted regulatory efforts to combat the risk of addiction, and reports of financial losses and suicides among young people.
Skill or chance: India panel calls for regulatory body, new law for online gaming
A senior government source says that although the federal government could classify chance-based games as harmful, it would let states make the final call on whether to allow gambling.
Macau to limit numbers of gaming tables, machines for casino operators
By the end of 2021, Macau had a total of 6,198 gaming tables operating and 11,758 machines. That was down from a high of 6,739 tables in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
China approves 60 new games, sparking hopes of end to tech crackdown
Officials in China – the world's biggest gaming market – rolled out a series of restrictions last year as part of a sweeping government campaign to rein in huge tech firms.
TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam, sources say
Featuring games on its platform would boost advertising revenue as well as the amount of time users spend on the app – one of the world's most popular with more than one billion monthly active users.
In latest gaming crackdown, China bans livestreaming of unauthorised titles
The National Radio and Television Administration say platforms of all kinds must not livestream games that are not approved by related authorities.
Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk ‘play-to-earn’ economies
In Axie Infinity, users buy virtual blob-like creatures with varying attributes as NFTs, or non-fungible tokens for anything from tens of dollars to hundreds of thousands.
Microsoft to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard for US$69 billion
Acquiring the troubled but highly successful Activision will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony, Microsoft said – a major shift in the booming gaming world.
Kedah MB cites obedience to God, gratitude for blessings in non-renewal of gaming licences
Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor says there is no study showing that gambling activities are profitable.
Alcohol and gaming more complex than PAS makes out
Buying lottery tickets does not mean a person has a gambling problem, and moderate drinking does not make one addicted.