Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
Former France international Jerome Rothen is among 37 players who have been summonsed to appear before the Professional Football League (LFP) for illegal betting on matches in France.
A college student in China leaped to his death after losing more than $3,000 gambling on the World Cup, state media reported.
A man from Kazakhstan has won almost $500,000 in two poker tournaments held at the PokerStar website in one week.
Gambling mogul James Packer on Tuesday said international tourists want to see man-made attractions and not spend their holidays "looking at Ayers Rock" as his plan for a $1.5 billion Sydney casino won crucial support.
Americans spent $2.6 billion on gambling websites in 2012, according to a study released Tuesday by the casino industry as it renewed a push for Congress to regulate online betting.
Communist faction of Kazakhstan Majilis applied to the President with a request to introduce limitations on activities of betting shops and online casinos.
A South Korean court said Friday it has fined two Buddhist monks for illegal gambling, after video footage of their high-stakes poker game sparked a scandal in religious circles.
Full ban on casinos does not solve the problems of gambling addiction, but only causes additional money losses: Toichubekov.