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Donaco appoints Paul Arbuckle as CEO
Former Star Gold Coast COO Paul Arbuckle has been named CEO of Donaco International. Arbuckle will begin his new role on 12...
Chinese police arrest 78 for online gambling; 35 nationals deported
Police have arrested 78 suspects for organised online gambling through computer games in the eastern Anhui province, involving 128m yuan ($18.5m). Chinese...
Aruze Gaming appoints new CEO, adds Hiromi Okada to board
Aruze Gaming Chairman and CEO Takahiro Usui has ended his 14-year tenure at the company, resigning for personal reasons. The supplier has...
Macau casino revenue ends rut with 2% growth for May
Gross gaming revenue in Macau grew 2% year-on-year to MOP25.95bn ($3.22bn) for May, ending the casino industry’s two-month period of decline. For...
Vietnamese police make nine arrests for $170m online betting ring
Vietnamese authorities in the northern Thanh Hoa province have arrested nine locals who had been running and organising an online gambling...
Vietnam police shut down two multi-million dollar online gambling rings
Vietnamese police have detained over 30 people for running two online gambling rings. The illegal rings contained 113 bookmakers, which had accepted...
Macau casino licenses: Government remains a closed book
Macau's current laws state casino concessions are offered maximum 20-year terms, with the possibility of a five-year renewal if approved by...
Gaming revenue declined 8% to S$430m in Q1 at Genting Singapore
Genting Singapore's revenue fell 5% year-on-year to S$640m (US$469.4m) for Q1, as net profit also dropped 5% to S$205m. Gaming revenue at...
Melco Resorts reports small revenue increase for Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 4% year-on-year revenue rise to $136.2bn for Q1, while operating income decreased 10% to $188m. Adjusted...
Singapore generates S$1.3bn from casino entry fees
Entrance levies at Singapore’s two casinos, originally designed to deter locals from gambling, have raised S$1.3bn (US$950m) since their introduction. Minister for...
Chinese police shut down cross-border gambling gang
Chinese police have arrested seven people for organising cross-border online gambling in the Anhui Province, amounting to 2.1 billion yuan ($312m). The...
Casino mogul Stanley Ho to retire
Macau casino entrepreneur Stanley Ho is set to officially step down from his role as Chairman of Sociedade de Turismo e...
Macau casinos generate lowest revenue total since September
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau fell 8% year-on-year for April 2019, to MOP23.6bn ($2.92bn). The total represents the biggest year-on-year drop...
Vietnamese police shut down $1bn online gambling operation
Vietnamese police have raided and shut down an illegal online gambling ring which handled more than $1bn, arresting 22 people in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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