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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...
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...
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...
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...
Apple and Google remove illegal gambling apps
Apple and Google have removed a number of apps from their stores, after judging them to be illegal gambling apps disguised...
Vietnamese authorities raid $130.4m online football betting ring
Police in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam shut down an illegal, online football betting operation, with transactions totalling $130.4m, arresting...
Race for Osaka casino license down to three candidates
The race for an integrated resort license in Osaka, Japan, is down to three candidates: MGM Resorts International, Genting Singapore and...
Melco Resorts ends Osaka pursuit with Yokohama-first stance
Melco Resorts & Entertainment will pursue a Yokohama-first policy in Japan, ending its bid for an integrated resort license in Osaka. Melco...
Comment: Macau casinos’ Big Brother tech needs to be deployed carefully
We all know casinos floors are some of the most watched spaces. Step onto one and eyes follow your every step....
Island approved for commercial use in boost to Osaka IR plans
Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka, has been approved for commercial use – making it a strong candidate for an integrated...
Bernstein Research: VIP players drive 70% of Macau gaming market
A group consisting of between 300,000 and 400,000 individual VIP and premium players contributes 70% of Macau’s gross gaming revenue, according...
Macau casinos suffer biggest GGR fall of 2019 for August
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau fell 9% year-on-year for August, to MOP24.26bn ($2.99bn), representing the region’s biggest percentage drop in...
Chinese police arrest 36 in online gambling sting
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have arrested 36 suspects for allegedly helping gamblers bet ¥542m ($75.8m). Police received a tip-off an...
Retired police officer jailed for illegal $12.9m betting scheme in Hong Kong
So Wing-Yui, 72, has pleaded guilty at a Hong Kong court to one count of booking and seven further counts of...
Caesars to sidestep Japanese casino license to focus on Eldorado merger
Caesars Entertainment will not apply for a casino license in Japan, instead focusing on its $17.3bn merger with Eldorado Resorts. With the...
Singapore police confiscate $260,000 from 62-year-old aiding illegal bookmaker
Singapore authorities have received an order from the High Court to take possession of almost S$260,000 (US$187,239) from a 62-year-old man...
Las Vegas Sands abandons plans for Osaka casino
Las Vegas Sands has ended its interest in developing an integrated resort in Osaka, Japan. Despite being seen as a strong candidate,...
William Hill will not sponsor ring in Joshua vs. Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia
William Hill will be unable to sponsor the ring for the heavyweight world title boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy...
China calls on Philippines to ban online gambling
The Chinese Government has asked the Philippines to ban all online gambling activity, amid growing concerns of illegal employment. On Monday, the Philippines...
Cambodia bans online gambling
The Cambodian Government has announced it will no longer issue licenses to online gambling businesses, and will not permit the renewal...
Galaxy Entertainment shares down 6% after H1 trading update
Galaxy Entertainment Group has reported a 7% year-on-year fall in H1 net revenue, to HK$26.2bn (US$3.34bn). The operator hailed "solid mass performance"...
Vietnamese police close $69m online gambling ring
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through b8ag.com. The operation was run through a...
China moves to end offshore gambling in the Philippines
China is stepping up efforts to prevent its citizens from gambling offshore, in a move that threatens gaming operators based in...
Melco makes Japan intentions clear with Manchester City deal
Melco Resorts & Entertainment will be the official club partner in Japan for English Premier League football club Manchester City. Manchester City’s...
Q2 revenue up but net profit drops 5% at Genting Singapore
Revenue at Genting Singapore rose 14% year-on-year to $636.8m for the second quarter of the year. Gross profit for the period was...
Thai police arrest 116 suspects in gambling den raid
A raid in Samut Prakan’s Bang Bo district led to Thailand police making 116 gambling-related arrests. The illegal casino, run in a...
Macau casinos fail to build on positive June as July revenue falls
Casinos in Macau failed to build on June’s 6% revenue growth, as gross gaming revenue fell 4% year-on-year to MOP24.45bn ($3.01bn)...
Police shut down $435m Vietnamese online gambling ring
The Ministry of Public Security arrested 400 Chinese nationals as it raided an online gambling ring in the Vietnamese city Hải...
Melco details Japan IR plans in Q2 report
Melco Resorts and Entertainment generated revenue of $1.4bn for the second quarter of 2019, up 17% year-on-year. The operator attributed this growth...
Chinese gambling report singles out Suncity’s junkets
A state-backed report from Macau says the island’s largest junket operator, Suncity, has made billions of dollars in online and proxy...
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