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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...
7th December
Exclusive Q & A: Asia Live Tech to introduce new technology in 2019
Asia Live Tech Marketing Manager Erwin Dickman spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider about its latest Baccarat Jackpot feature and the supplier's...
3rd December
Macau casinos post 28th consecutive month of growth
Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau announced monthly casino revenue of MOP25bn ($3.1bn) for November; a 9% increase year-on-year. The results provide...
22nd November
Macau’s GDP growth slows in Q3 as gaming export growth eases
Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1% in Q3 of 2018, impacted by a slowing in growth of gaming service...
20th November
Macau police increases efforts against illegal gambling websites
Police in Macau have asked for the help of web hosting companies to tackle illegal gambling websites by taking down or...
16th November
Macau at risk of losing ground to Japan, says gaming lawyer
Gaming lawyer Jose Alvares has urged Macau to embrace gaming innovation or risk losing ground to expanding markets such as Japan. Speaking...
13th November
Malaysian police detain 118 during raid on international gambling den
A police raid on an international gambling den in Kuala Lumpur has seen 118 people detained. The gambling centre’s operations made an...
13th November
Typhoon Mangkhut estimated to have cost Macau casinos $119m
The Macau Statistics and Census Service has estimated Typhoon Mangkhut cost the country's gambling industry MOP 960m ($119m). On 15-17  September, casinos...
8th November
Malaysia police bust online casino operating through SMS
Police in Kuala Lumpur have arrested five men in connection with running an illegal online casino, making profits of RM3.3m ($790,000)...
7th November
Gambling arrests in India said to include political leaders
Police in Mumbai have detained 133 people in relation to gambling offences. Reports from local press indicate political leaders were among those...
1st November
Macau casinos achieve strongest month in four years
Macau casinos’ monthly casino revenue for October was the highest since the corresponding month in 2014. Revenue rose by 3% year-on-year to...
30th October
Chinese authorities close down multiple mobile poker apps
Chinese authorities have strengthened their oversight of online gambling activity and content by shutting down multiple poker apps. Shenzhen authorities have arrested...
30th October
Macau Judiciary Police makes 34 gambling-related loan sharking arrests
Macau’s Judiciary Police has arrested 34 members of a loan-sharking syndicate targeting gamblers. The Judiciary Police has increased its activity with regards...
29th October
Silver Heritage Group appoints new CFO
The Silver Heritage Group has announced a new CFO to replace outgoing Basil Jong. Ben Watiwat will join the group on 5...
23rd October
Analysts estimate strong October performance for Macau casinos
Analysts have estimated high gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures for Macau casinos in October. Last year, Macau’s casino industry enjoyed its best...
19th October
Macau minister discusses competitiveness of casino industry
Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac does not believe other gaming industries within Southeast Asia will be...
19th October
1X2 Network boosts Asian presence with QTech Games deal
1X2 Network has strengthened its position in Asia after joining forces with QTech Games to supply its slots, table and VR...
16th October
Macau casino stock prices fall
The stock price of Macau’s top six casinos has fallen 40% on average since June, sparking concerns of a decrease in...
10th October
New operation to suppress money laundering in Macau casinos
A fresh operation against money laundering in Macau casinos was launched on Friday last week and brought immediate results. The Judiciary Police,...
4th October
Google Play removes several gambling applications in Vietnam
Google has removed 56 gambling applications from its Google Play store in Vietnam. The move follows a request from the Vietnamese Authority...
1st October
Macau casinos' monthly revenue growth slows for September
Monthly gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau casinos increased year-on-year in September – but only by 3% to MOP21.95bn ($2.72bn). The region's...
25th September
Macau visitor numbers continue to rise
Macau is seeing increasing amounts of visitors, with over 3.4 million people entering the region during August. According to data released by...