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Tumas Gaming Ltd.: €233K Fine

April 27, 2021 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €233,156 on Tumas Gaming Limited, described as a "Land Based Casino", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Tumas Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on March 24th, 1998, its directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Raymond Fenech, and Ray Sladden, all of Malta, its former directors include Yorgen Fenech, who resigned effective November 12th, 2019, and its shareholders are Tumas Group Company Limited and Tumas Group Management Company Limited, both of Malta. Tumas Group Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Franco Fenech, and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Yorgen Fenech, TGI Limited, of Malta; Anna Fenech, Carmen Fenech, Franco Fenech, Josephine Fenech, Moira Fenech, Patricia Fenech, and Raymond Fenech, and Tumas Group Management Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Spinola Investments Ltd. and Tumas Group Company Limited, both of Malta.

Meridian Gaming Ltd.: €89K Fine

April 13, 2021 - Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €88,937 fine on Meridian Gaming Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Meridian Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2007, its sole director is Zoran Milosevic, of Serbia, previous directors include Anthony Axisa, who resigned effective September 15th, 2020, and Andjelina Rajacic, who resigned effective March 13th, 2019, and its shareholders are Aleksandr Milovanovic, of Serbia, and Meridian Gaming Holdings Ltd., the latter of which was incorporated in Malta on May 16th, 2016 and whose directors are Zoran Milosevic and Snezana Bozovic, of Serbia, and shareholders are Meridian Tech d.o.o., of Serbia; Zoran Milosevic, Snezana Bozovic, and Aleksandr Milovanovic.

Kinetic Creation Global Investments Ltd. v. Jian Ying Ourgame High Growth Investment Fund: Winding Up Petition

April 12, 2021 - Winding Up Petition in Kinetic Creation Global Investments Limited, of Hong Kong v. Jian Ying Ourgame High Growth Investment Fund, whose "sole purpose" is to hold shares in a company that, inter alia, owns "the World Poker Tour" and "is also involved in online card and board game development and operations in China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Global Gaming Philippines LLC v. Enrique Razon, Jr. et al: Complaint

March 29, 2021 - Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award" for $296 million in Global Gaming Philippines LLC, of Delaware v. Enrique K. Razon, Jr., described as "a Philippine national who owns real property in New York"; Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc., of the Philippines; Sureste Properties Inc., of the Philippines; Collingwood Oil & Gas Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Collingwood USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwood Brookshire USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwod Appalachian Minerals LLC, of Delaware; Asia Arrow Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Rizolina LLC, Ensara LLC, Nozar LLC, Bowery Bay LLC, Campanilla LLC, Fesara LLC, and 11 Essex Street Realty LLC, all of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InterTrader Ltd.: Fine

December 11, 2020 - Public  Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that InterTrader Limited, of Gibraltar, "has agreed to pay a financial penalty" of an undisclosed amount to settle a regulatory investigation.

Vivaro Ltd.: €733K Fine & Appeal

October 02, 2020 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €733,160 on Vivaro Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Operator", for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Playbay Malta Ltd.: €58K Fine

September 16, 2020 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,757 on Playbay Malta Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Supervisor", for regulatory breaches.

Unikrn, Inc.: $6.1M Penalty

September 15, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing a $6.1 million penalty on Unikrn, Inc., described as Delaware-domiciled, Washington State-based "operator of an online eSports gaming and gambling platform", regarding an unregistered securities offering of a digital token known as UnikoinGold that, inter alia, involved Bermuda-domiciled Unikrn Bermuda Ltd., before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Editor's Note: Registers of Directors & Officers and Members for Unikrn Bermuda Ltd. that were obtained by OffshoreAlert from the company's registered agent in 2018 showed that, as of August 16, 2018, the sole shareholder of the company was Unikrn Inc. and that its directors were David Antivilo, of Las Vegas, Nevada, who was also Chief Compliance Officer; Kingsley Edwards, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Christopher G. Garrod, and Jacqueline King, both of Bermuda. On the Government of Bermuda's website, the current directors of the company are identified as Karl Flores, of Australia; Rahul Sood, of Washington State, USA; Christopher Garrod, and Jacqueline King. On Unirkn's website at www.unikrn.com, it is stated that the group was "Established in 2014 as a collaboration between Rahul Sood and Karl Flores".

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Virtual casino' firm Crypto Meca has registration revoked in Isle of Man

March 24, 2020 - The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has revoked the registration of South Korea-based Crypto Meca Ltd., which solicited investors' funds last year purportedly to finance the development of a virtual casino platform that has not been launched.

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