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Casino ban requests rise in Macau
A total of 233 people have filed requests to be banned from casinos in Macau in the first six months of...
Bangkok Police arrest 4700 for illegal World Cup betting
Bangkok police have arrested 4700 people in relation to illegal sports-betting offences during the Fifa World Cup, according to local reports....
Chinese authorities break $1.5bn illegal cryptocurrency gambling operation
Guangdong province police have broken up an illegal World Cup betting ring, involving more than 10bn yuan ($1.5bn) of cryptocurrency bets. The...
PAGCOR could lose major tax incentive
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) are at risk of losing their tax exemptions due to a tax reform bill...
Japan’s IR Bill is yet again delayed
Over the weekend Japan was hit by torrential rain and landslides which have caused over 140 deaths in the country. This has...
Macau visitor numbers up 20%
Macau International Airport (MIA) has recorded a 20% rise in the amount of passengers it handles, as visitors from Mainland China,...
Law Commission of India recommends sports betting legalisation
The Law Commission of India (LCI) has recommended the legislation of regulated sports betting and gambling activities, according to a new...
Japan’s Shinzo Abe expects to pass casino bill in July
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and coalition partner Natsuo Yamaguchi confirmed this week that they are committed to passing the Integrated...
Macau’s casino stocks stumble in Hong Kong trading
Macau casino stocks dropped in Hong Kong trading on Tuesday as the market re-opened after a holiday weekend, another jolt following...
Amax international net loss down to $6.5m
Amax International Holdings has cut its net losses down to $6.5m for the financial period ending 31 March 2018 after strengthening...
Philippines' war on gambling could hurt GEG's $500m IR
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on gambling could cause problems for Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group, which plans to build a $500...
Galaxy Entertainment Group accused of spying on staff
Galaxy Entertainment Group has been accused of snooping on their employees' social media accounts. The Macau casino operator reportedly entered into a...
Is China reviving cashless casinos on tropical Hainan island?
At least five Chinese-owned resorts on the island of Hainan are reportedly considering “entertainment bars”, where players bet real money in...
Japan's casino bill passes in lower house
Japan's lower parliamentary chamber passed the long-awaited Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill on Wednesday opening the way for casino gambling, with a...
Japanese lawmakers to finally vote on casino legislation
Senior Japanese lawmakers are expected to vote by Friday on the long-awaited casino bill. The enabling legislation, called the Integrated Resorts Implementation...
Vietnam opens up sports betting as World Cup kicks off
Vietnam will allow residents to bet on overseas’ football matches starting in 2019 in a bid to stop international websites from siphoning...
SJM Holdings announce several board changes
SJM Holdings Limited, the Macau headquartered hotel and casino operator, has announced several board changes following it Annual General Meeting on...
Gambling addiction concerns Japan ahead of casino vote
The Japanese lower house is set to vote on a bill that, if passed, will allow three integrated casino resorts to...
Casinos in India hit with tax evasion investigation
Ten of the biggest casinos in Goa have been placed under investigation by India’s tax agency under claims that they have...
Asia cracks down on the rise in illegal gambling ahead of the World Cup
With the World Cup only four days away, law enforcement and regulatory forces are preparing to fight the rise of illegal...
Chinese Sports Lottery awards AGTech lottery hardware tenders
China-based AGTech Holdings Limited has won three provincial Chinese Sports Lottery hardware tender bids, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech...
Macau casino stocks slip after May revenue report
Macau's gross gaming revenue failed to reach analysts expectations in May leading to several casino operators experiencing a decline to their...
Vietnam changing course on casino development incentives
Politicians in Vietnam are reportedly set to discuss proposals today that would scrap previously agreed...
HK Jockey Club exec says illegal betting could "kill the sport"
Hong Kong Jockey Club’s security and integrity chief, Martin Purbrick, has warned industry leaders in South East Asia of the rising...
Paradise Co’s Q1 net income plummets
South Korean casino operator, Paradise Co has reported a 61.6% decrease in net income for the three months ending 31 March,...
Mohegan Sun takes sole ownership of Incheon casino project
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the company which runs the Mohegan Sun chain of casino resorts, has announced the signing of an...
SJM Holdings profits rise 25.8% in Q1 2018
SJM Holdings has increased its net profits by 25.8% year-on-year according to its latest Q1 2018 report. Macau-headquartered SJM...
Macau revenue up 27.6% in April
Gross gaming revenue in the Asian casino hub of Macau rose by 27.6% year-on-year during April according to new figures released...
Japan's integrated resort bill is finalised
The Japanese Government has finalised a bill that will allow for the construction of integrated resorts in the country. Japanese Prime Minister,...
Caesars announce non-gaming themed Dubai expansion plans
Global casino resort developer, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, have announced plans to operate two hotels and a beach club in Dubai, which...
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