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14th August
Japan looks to limit games at future integrated resorts
Japanese law-makers have opened up about the Integrated Resorts implementation Bill and it doesn’t look good for the poker and sports...
14th August
Turkey arrests boss of major illegal gambling ring
Turkish police have finally detained illegal gambling ring leader Veysel Sahin, according to local media reports. Authorities have confirmed...
11th August
Macau police bust an alleged casino loan-sharking ring
Macau’s police have busted a loan-shark syndicate that allegedly loaned over HKD28.7m US$3.67m) since 2012. According to the authorities, eight mainland...
10th August
Bloomberry up 47% in net profit Q2
Bloomberry Resorts Corp reported a solid net profit of PHP1.97bn (US$38.9m) for the April to June period, a rise of 46.8%...
9th August
MGM Resorts International appoints new Japanese head
Worldwide casino resort operator MGM Resorts International has strengthened its hand in the emerging Japanese gambling market by appointing former US...
7th August
India rules in favour of legalised fantasy wagering
Justice Amit Rawal has ruled fantasy sports betting legal by declaring paid wagers on such sites as a ‘skill game’ after...
7th August
China cracks down on cross-border gambling ring in Fiji
The members of an alleged online gambling gang in Fiji were flown back to China over the weekend after Beijing sent...
2nd August
Japan reviews the future of integrated resorts
With Osaka leading the charge to develop a casino complex on its Yumeshima Island, the rest of Japan looks to begin...
1st August
New South Korean casino complex attracts huge numbers
Korean news outlet Chosun Ibo has reported that the new Paradise City casino complex has attracted over 300,000 people through its...
31st July
Macau government accounts show gaming industry vigour
Macau’s 1H gaming taxes have increased an impressive 15.3% according to the city’s most recent Financial Services Bureau (FSB) report released...
31st July
Osaka looking to open casino for the 2025 World Expo
Osaka is looking to solidify its future as the casino destination in Japan by attempting to pass guidelines for casino operations...
28th July
HK-listed Suncity buys 34% Vietnam casino stake
Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it is purchasing 34% of a casino project for HKD600 million...
28th July
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has sights set on South Korea
US regional casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has officially confirmed its plans to start building a casino resort in South...
28th July
Hard Rock confirms interest in Vietnam casino project
Casino and hotel operator Hard Rock International has confirmed its interest in developing a casino at Laguna Lăng Cô beach resort...
27th July
Armenia to overhaul casino licensing
The Armenian government is currently overseeing changes to its casino licences and regulations in order to benefit from the country's increased...
27th July
Roosevelt Hotel and Casino opens for business in Macau
The Roosevelt Hotel and Casino in Macau has now opened its doors following an inauguration yesterday at the Macau Jockey Club....
26th July
China stock market sees casino shares wobble
China's stock market, the Hang Seng Index, saw several share listings for companies in the casino industry take a hit last...
25th July
Macau casino suffers seven chip scams in less than a week
Police in Macau have said that seven separate scams involving counterfeit chips have taken place in one of the region's casino...
25th July
Visitor arrivals to Macau up 5.4% in first half of 2017
In the first six months of 2017, visitor arrivals to Macau totalled nearly 15.6m, up by 5.4% from a year earlier,...
25th July
PAGCOR sees profits soar
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has seen a sharp rise in its profits as detailed by a financial statement...
24th July
China’s lottery sales up by 5% in the first semester of 2017
Mainland China’s state-run lottery sales increased by 5.5% in the first semester of 2017 in year-on-year terms, according to official data....
24th July
Japan’s Universal loses defamation appeal against Reuters
The Supreme Court of Japan has denied an appeal by Universal Entertainment Corp against news agency Reuters. The slot...
20th July
Continent 8 deals cyber security to the Philippines
The Philippines is upping the ante with the regulation of the online platforms by partnering with Continent 8 to deliver a...
20th July
Vietnam province seeks approval for beach resort casino
Officials in the Vietnam province of Thua Thien-Hue have asked for the central government’s permission to add a casino to the...
20th July
Singaporean woman kidnapped in Manila casino rescued
A Singaporean woman has been rescued by authorities in the Philippines after being kidnapped by three men at the lobby of...
19th July
Primorye casino development spots to be auctioned
Russia’s Primorsky Krai Development Corp, the company in charge of developing the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone has revealed it is set...
19th July
Japan risks jeopardizing its casino industry, analysts warn
Brokerage Union Gaming has warned Japan that it risks harming its incipient casino industry by encumbering it with regulation. In...
19th July
Philippines introduces anti money laundering casino law
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has today signed a law which extends the coverage of existing anti-money laundering legislation to cover casino...
19th July
Penang eradicates 99% of illegal gambling activities
State Police Chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye has announced that authorities have successfully eradicated 99% of illegal gambling activities in the...
19th July
Gongzi Jeju Casino opens in South Korea
Gongzi Jeju Casino, a property on the South Korean holiday island of Jeju, has officially launched its operations, its management confirmed...
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