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20th January
Genting Singapore seeks approval for $10bn Japan IR budget
Genting Singapore has set a maximum budget of $10bn for a proposed development, operation, management and/or ownership of...
9th January
Cambodia halts online gambling in 91 casinos after ban
Cambodian authorities have shut down online and arcade gambling operations in 91 of the country’s casinos since a ban on the...
8th January
City of Chiba withdraws from Japanese casino race
The Japanese city of Chiba has ruled out the possibility of hosting a casino. Following the passing of Japan’s Integrated Resorts Act...
6th January
Japanese lawmaker admits taking $9,250 bribe from 500.com
Japanese lawmaker Mikio Shimoji has admitted to taking a ¥1m ($9,250) bribe from Chinese gambling operator 500.com to assist his campaign...
24th December
Cambodia confirms intent to end online gaming industry
Cambodia will bring an end to its online gambling industry at the turn of the new year, with licenses set to...
6th December
Melco Resorts unveils Nagano ski resort hotel plans
Melco Resorts has announced plans to develop a 280-room hotel at a ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The project will see Melco...
2nd December
Macau’s gaming revenue falls 9% for November
Gross gaming revenue in Macau fell 9% year-on-year to MOP22.9bn ($2.9bn) for November, as the US-China trade war and Hong Kong...
28th November
Hokkaido may withdraw bid to host integrated resort
Environmental concerns form part of the reasoning which could see Hokkaido withdraw its proposal to host an integrated resort, Japan Times...
15th November
Analysis: Has there been a shift in attitudes towards Japanese casinos?
Even if they may be a few years away, Japanese casinos are the gaming industry’s next "big thing." The excitement generated...
14th November
Vietnamese illegal gambling ring sentenced to prison
The People’s Court in the northern province of Bắc Ninh, Vietnam, has handed out jail terms to six members of an...
13th November
Japanese Government nominates members of Casino Management Committee
The Japanese Government has nominated five members of the body it created to regulate the country's integrated resorts. According to Inside Asian...
8th November
Q3 income drops 24% for Genting Singapore as gaming revenue declines
Genting Singapore generated revenue of $596.1m for Q3, a 7% drop year-on-year. Net profit fell even further for the operator, declining 24%...
1st November
Macau October revenue falls 3% for lacklustre start to Q4
Macau gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 3% year-on-year for October, to MOP26.44bn ($3.28bn). The figures, provided by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination...
30th October
LeTou signs Dota 2 sponsorship with Fnatic
LeTou has announced a new partnership agreement with esports company Fnatic, to support its Dota 2 team based in Kuala Lumpur. LeTou...
29th October
MOP96.5bn lawsuit facing Las Vegas Sands delayed until 2020
The MOP96.5bn ($12bn) lawsuit issued against Las Vegas Sands has been delayed until 16 September 2020, according to a court filing. The...
21st October
Japanese regulator to launch in January
Japan’s regulatory body, the Casino Administration Committee, will be established on 7 January 2020, the Japanese Government has announced. The Committee was...
17th October
Malaysian Police arrest 17 in gambling sting
Malaysian police have arrested 17 Chinese nationals accused of running an illegal international gambling operation in Cheras, a district of Kuala...
14th October
Wynn turns to Kanto after dropping Osaka bid
Wynn Resorts will no longer bid for a license to operate an integrated resort in Osaka, GGRAsia reports. It will instead turn...
1st October
Philippines Central Bank Governor: “I’d rather online gambling firms leave”
Philippines Central Bank Governor Benjamin Diokno has said he would rather operators leave his country on a permanent basis. Diokno acknowledged banning...
1st October
Macau casinos end two-month decline with marginal September growth
A tumultuous year for Macau casinos continued in September as the gambling hub's gross gaming revenue (GGR) grew 0.6% year-on-year for...
30th September
Nagasaki announces proposal for IR bid
The city of Nagasaki has released details on its bid for an integrated resort that will see a development budget set...
27th September
Apple and Google remove illegal gambling apps
Apple and Google have removed a number of apps from their stores, after judging them to be illegal gambling apps disguised...
24th September
Vietnamese authorities raid $130.4m online football betting ring
Police in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam  shut down an illegal, online football betting operation, with transactions totalling $130.4m, arresting...
20th September
Race for Osaka casino license down to three candidates
The race for an integrated resort license in Osaka, Japan, is down to three candidates: MGM Resorts International, Genting Singapore and...
18th September
Melco Resorts ends Osaka pursuit with Yokohama-first stance
Melco Resorts & Entertainment will pursue a Yokohama-first policy in Japan, ending its bid for an integrated resort license in Osaka. Melco...
11th September
Comment: Macau casinos’ Big Brother tech needs to be deployed carefully
We all know casinos floors are some of the most watched spaces. Step onto one and eyes follow your every step....
11th September
Island approved for commercial use in boost to Osaka IR plans
Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka, has been approved for commercial use – making it a strong candidate for an integrated...
9th September
Bernstein Research: VIP players drive 70% of Macau gaming market
A group consisting of between 300,000 and 400,000 individual VIP and premium players contributes 70% of Macau’s gross gaming revenue, according...
2nd September
Macau casinos suffer biggest GGR fall of 2019 for August
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau fell 9% year-on-year for August, to MOP24.26bn ($2.99bn), representing the region’s biggest percentage drop in...
30th August
Chinese police arrest 36 in online gambling sting
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have arrested 36 suspects for allegedly helping gamblers bet ¥542m ($75.8m). Police received a tip-off an...
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