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China sets up platform to police gaming firm violations

Sep. 17, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have set up a platform that allows the public to report on gaming companies they believe are violating restrictions on online game times for children. China’s National Press and Publication Administration set up the platform. It...

Feds sign off on Connecticut plan to allow online gaming

Sep. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that Connecticut has received a key federal approval for its plan to allow legalized sports wagering, online gambling and other new forms of betting. The U.S. Department of the Interior has signed off on needed...

China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

Sep. 08, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic...

Chinese regulators urge gaming companies to protect children

Sep. 08, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators on Wednesday summoned gaming companies including Tencent Holdings and NetEase Inc. and urged them to protect the physical and mental health of children, state media reported. The companies were instructed by regulators including the...

China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV

Sep. 02, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. President Xi Jinping has called for a...

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

Aug. 31, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage the public to fall in line with its vision for a powerful, more wholesome country. The message? Play less, study and...

China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week

Aug. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is banning children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, the harshest restriction so far on the game industry as Chinese regulators continue cracking down on the technology sector. Minors in China can only play games between 8...

Betting website DraftKings buys Golden Nugget Online

Aug. 09, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sports betting website DraftKings Inc. is buying the online gambling subsidiary of Golden Nugget Inc. in a stock deal valued at $1.56 billion, the two companies said Monday. The acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming gives Boston-based DraftKings a...

Amid lawsuit, China's Tencent to review kids' use of WeChat

Aug. 07, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent, said it would review whether it adequately limits children’s access to live streaming and other features after the government expanded a regulatory crackdown on tech industries by initiating a lawsuit against the company for...

Georgia's lottery closes year with record $1.54B in profits

Jul. 19, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lottery saw profits leap again as gamblers kept reaching for lottery tickets and online games even as other entertainment opportunities reopened. The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced Monday that it had turned over $1.54 billion in profits to the...