Phone betting moves south after Macau ban

Phone betting lets people wager from anywhere there’s phone reception though an agent on the casino floor. Banned in Macau in May, proxy betting is growing across Southeast Asia, to the delight of casinos and junket promoters.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.