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25th April
Vietnamese ministry inspector arrested in $420m online gambling case
Chief Inspector of the Vietnamese Information Ministry, Dang Anh Tuan, has been detained for involvement in a $420m online gambling ring...
17th April
Police arrest 43 in Taipei linked to online gambling
Police have detained 43 people from the Taichung area, Taipei, for allegedly operating online gambling sites. The sites handled more than NT$100m...
16th April
32 arrested in Singapore for illegal horseracing betting
Thirty-two arrests have been made for suspected involvement in illegal horseracing betting activities in Singapore. A total of 29 men and three...
15th April
Fourth tower planned for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
A fourth tower is to be added to the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. Unlike the other three towers, which were...
12th April
Imperial Pacific fined $3.4m for labour violations
Imperial Pacific International (IPI) will pay $3.4m to the US Department of Labour after investigations revealed labour violations on the site...
8th April
Officers seize 159 gambling machines in Songkhla, Thailand
Thailand police officers have seized a grand total of 159 illegal slot machines from two houses in the Sadao district. Two men...
2nd April
17 arrested for illegal online gambling in China
Chinese police arrested 17 suspects believed to be involved in an online gambling ring, who possessed over 100m yuan ($14.9m) in...
1st April
Macau casino revenue drops 0.4% for March to MOP25bn
After making back ground in February following a slow start to the year, the Macau casino industry has seen its monthly...
29th March
Australian casino sues Singaporean VIP player for A$42m
After flying in a VIP player from Singapore and giving him A$2m ($1.4m) to gamble, The Star Gold Coast casino is...
26th March
Japanese Cabinet approves regulations for potential gambling resorts
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet has approved new regulations for gambling resorts. Casinos were legalised in 2016 in Japan and another...
25th March
MGM Resorts CEO: Osaka will be Japan’s first integrated resort location
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren has predicted Osaka will be the first region to see an integrated casino resort approved...
18th March
Dream11 named Indian Premier League DFS partner
Dream11, the largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator in India, has been announced as official partner of the Indian Premier League...
15th March
Online gambling syndicate seized in Malaysia
In Selangor, Malaysia, an online gambling syndicate has been shut down, allegedly run by a Chinese man with eight accomplices and...
15th March
MGM China and SJM Holdings extend Macau casino licenses
Macau has extended casino licenses for operators MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022. Their current licenses were set to expire in...
12th March
267 arrested in Hong Kong gambling raids
Hong Kong law enforcers raided illegal gambling dens over the weekend, arresting 267 people in total. Forty game centres were targeted, with...
11th March
Japan wants facial recognition at gambling establishments
Officials in Japan have proposed the installation of facial recognition systems at pachinko parlours, boat and horseracing venues, to help tackle...
8th March
Melbourne Victory cuts all sponsorship ties with Kaishi Entertainment
Australian soccer team Melbourne Victory has ended its sponsorship agreement with Kaishi Entertainment after investigating its links with online gambling. Victory opted...
5th March
Melbourne Victory ditches sponsorship hours before AFC game
Australian soccer team Melbourne Victory changed into its away kit ahead of its AFC Champions League match against Daegu, because of...
1st March
Galaxy Entertainment full-year revenue rises 14% to HK$55.2bn
Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced net revenue of HK$55.2bn ($7.13bn) for 2018, up 14% from the previous year. Adjusted EBITDA was...
1st March
Macau casino revenue up 4% for February
Gross gaming revenue in Macau increased by 4% year-on-year, to MOP25.4bn ($3.14bn), in February. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has released...
18th February
Offshore operators must register with Philippine tax authority
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) says Philippine offshore gaming operators must register with the department before starting their business, according...
15th February
Malaysian police arrest 1,035 for illegal gambling
Police in Malaysia have arrested 1,035 individuals for illegal gambling during the Chinese New Year period, according to local online newspaper,...
1st February
Macau casinos post first revenue drop in over two years
Gambling revenue in Macau dropped 5% year-on-year in January, the industry's first decline in 29 months. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau...
23rd January
Japanese government to restrict gambling ads to air and seaports
According to reports in Asia, the Japanese government will be limiting gambling adverts to international air and seaport terminals. The decision is...
22nd January
Philippines regulator expects record revenue despite increased competition
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Philippine casinos is expected to grow 9% year-on-year to 217bn pesos ($4.1bn) in 2019. Andrea Domingo, Philippine...
21st January
Sands China to issue dividend payout
Sands China has declared the company will pay out an interim dividend of HK$0.99 ($0.13) per share to shareholders in February. The...
21st January
Malaysian court awards Wynn Macau $4.2m in unpaid credit
Ruling in favour of Wynn Macau, a Malaysian judge has decided a fund manager must pay the operator $4.2m in unpaid...
7th January
Philippine court orders arrest of Kazuo Okada
A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of former Universal Entertainment Chairman Kazuo Okada. The Philippine Department of Justice has found cause...
2nd January
Macau casinos top MOP300bn revenue for 2018
Macau's casinos generated MOP302.85bn ($37.85bn) in gross revenue in 2018, showing a 14% increase. The financial update concludes a strong year for...
28th December
Nine arrested in Hong Kong for illegal gambling den
Hong Kong police have arrested nine people suspected to be involved in partaking in online baccarat games in Sham Shui Po. A...