QuickCheck: Is online gambling currently illegal in Malaysia?

Author: Live Casino Direct
 
QuickCheck: Is online gambling currently illegal in Malaysia?
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Online gambling is illegal in Malaysia. Online gambling ads can be seen in dodgy websites, spam email and unsolicited SMS and WhatsApp messages.

Online gambling is illegal under the current Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 (CGHA), the Betting Act, Syariah Law and other laws. CGHA is more inclusive than the Act in its coverage of types of gambling. Syriah law bans all forms of betting among Muslims. It is easy for online gambling providers and users to mask their identity online. Regulating such sites is difficult as all the authorities can do is block offending sites. The government is looking into updating the CGH to better tackle online betting. The Communications and Multimedia Ministry estimated that the country loses RM2 billion in taxes annually to online gaming.

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