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20th March
"You need to be an ostrich" not to see illegal Indian sports betting market, says lawyer
The positives of legalising sports betting in India outweigh the negatives, according to an Indian gaming lawyer. Co-Head of Media Entertainment and...
19th March
Coronavirus: Macau forecasted GGR for 2020 halved by Government
The forecast for Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) has been halved by the jurisdiction's Government for 2020. As reported by GGR Asia,...
2nd March
Macau GGR for February takes 88% hit due to coronavirus
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau took a huge hit for February; down 88% year-on-year after the coronavirus outbreak forced a...
27th February
Galaxy Entertainment reports falls in full-year revenue and EBITDA
Galaxy Entertainment Group has reported a 6% year-on-year net revenue fall for 2019, to HK$51.9bn (US$6.66bn). Full-year adjusted EBITDA also fell 2%...
25th February
Vietnamese IR aims to find casino partner
KN Paradise Cam Ranh is looking to partner with international operators to develop a casino complex for its integrated...
25th February
LeTou CEO: Asian betting revenue could equal World Cup final during China-USA basketball match
LeTou CEO Paul Fox believes betting revenue in Asia could be "on a par with the Fifa Football World Cup final"...
17th February
Casino operations in Macau set to resume from 20 February
Operations in casinos across Macau are set to continue from 20 February, after authorities imposed a two-week closure earlier this month...
4th February
Coronavirus threat prompts Macau to close casinos
Macau is to close all casinos for two weeks, with the region having reported 10 cases of coronavirus so...
28th January
Macau casino stocks fall as virus concerns limit tourism
In a blow to Macau's casinos, the number of tourists from mainland China travelling to the city for Chinese New Year...
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...
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