Malaysia Has Blocked More Than 300 Gambling Sites This Year

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Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Commission has announced that they have blocked more than 300 online gaming sites since the beginning of this year.

To date, the Commission has blocked 306 gaming sites since the beginning of the year, and is tied to the crackdown of illegal gambling by the country's police. The large total is already more than the MCMC blocked last year, when they restricted access to 235 sites.

Gambling in general is illegal in Malaysia, as the country outlawed the activity in 1953 when the Common Gaming House Act of 1953 was passed into law. To help enforce the law, the MCMC provides cyber forensic and blacklist services to police, as it has the power to send orders to the country's ISPs that block gaming websites from reaching punters.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.