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27th May
MGM China acquires $302 million revolving credit facility
MGM China Holdings received a HK$2.34 billion ($302 million) revolving credit facility, with the possibility to increase it to HK$3.9 billion...
26th May
Macau suffers personal and financial losses
Earlier today, Stanley Ho, one of the pioneers of Macau gambling, died at the age of 98 in Hong Kong. At...
22nd May
Genting Malaysia announce losses
Genting Malaysia is preparing to re-open Resorts World Genting, its main casino, and announced results for the first quarter of 2020....
21st May
Fontana resort faces another shutdown
Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino was forced to shut down for the second time in four years. The resort owned by...
20th May
Kangwon Land extends operating hours
Kangwon Land Co Ltd has received permission from South Korea’s Government to extend its operating hours. The casino is allowed to...
19th May
Macau’s border re-opening plans stall
The government of Macau cannot sign off on any of the border re-opening timeframes for the Greater Bay Area. The Health...
18th May
Philippine police battles illegal gaming operations
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), the country’s gaming regulator, issued a statement celebrating the success of a joint police...
18th May
Silver Heritage Group enters administration
Asian casino operator Silver Heritage Group has announced it has entered into voluntary administration. The company has appointed Ryan Eagle and Amanda...
15th May
Melco Resorts lose US$364 million in Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment suffered a net loss of $364 million in Q1 2020, compared to the $120.1 million of net...
14th May
Bloomberry sees decline in Q1 2020
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation reported in a 13% decline in net revenues for Q1. The earnings were Php9.4 billion (US$186.5 million). Net...
13th May
Las Vegas Sands withdraws from Japan’s IR project
Las Vegas Sands announced it is cancelling its plans for Japan’s integrated resort. Previously, Sands was considered a favourite for the...
12th May
Role changes in Macau gambling market
Paulo Martins Chan is stepping down as director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The news was confirmed by...
11th May
Lottery picks up in China
China’s Ministry of Finance announced March earned RMB10.5b ($1.5b), a 70% drop from the same month the previous year. Despite the...
11th May
Philippines gaming lockdown continues despite some national easing
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced an easing of quarantine measures in some areas, yet other high-risk areas will remain strictly regulated...
8th May
Freeze on Donaco shares lifted
Donaco International Ltd announced that the Supreme Court of New South Wales lifted a freezing order that was placed on the...
7th May
K League set for season start with Sportradar as broadcast rights distributor
The South Korean professional football league (K League) will start its 2020 season on 8 May, with the opening match to...
7th May
Philippine POGOs challenged
Several Philippine lawmakers filed an Anti-Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) Act in order to ban offshore gaming operators. The Act is...
6th May
APE donates medical supplies
Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited (APE), a gaming distributor based in Macau, donated COVID-19 preventative supplies to local charities. Caritas...
6th May
Hong Kong police arrest 17 in $17.2m gambling syndicate
Hong Kong police have arrested 17 alleged members of a gambling syndicate which used a foreign gambling website to generate HK$133m...
5th May
Macau struggles to offset COVID-19 losses
Despite the global shutdowns, Las Vegas Sands Corp is forging ahead with plans to complete the Four Seasons Macao complex. Sands...
4th May
Silver Heritage Group Q1 results
Silver Heritage Group, which owns two marquee Nepal casinos, reveals that the start of the year has been profitable. Tiger Palace...
1st May
Macau’s revenue drops in April
Data shows that gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau casinos fell by 96.8% compared to April last year. The revenue is...
28th April
Optimism for Macau’s gaming future
JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd noted that the situation in Macau might not be as bad as it initially believed....
27th April
Pakistan international banned by PCB for cricket corruption charges
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned batsman Umar Akmal from all forms of the sport for three years, after he...
27th April
Covid-19 effects on Macau gaming
From 2017 to 2019, Macau outperformed the famed Last Vegas Strip by earning about $3 billion per month. The sum is...
21st April
Donaco extends the shutdown of its casinos
Donaco International Ltd, an Australian registered operator, has confirmed it will extend the shutdown of operations in the Aristo International Hotel,...
20th April
Over-reliance on gaming tourism "fully exposed," says Macau CEO
Macau CEO Ho Iat Seng believes the region should be "soberly aware" of the challenges it faces during the coronavirus pandemic. The...
17th April
G2E Asia delayed a second time
For a second time, the G2E Asia exhibition has been postponed this year, and now will take place from December 1...
14th April
Paradise Co Casino re-opens despite lockdown
Paradise Co, an operator from South Korea, has re-opened one of its casinos on Jeju Island. Paradise complied with the country’s...
7th April
South Shore Holdings Ltd fights liquidation
South Shore Holdings has announced it has requested a standstill with its bank over a HK$2.48bn ($320m) loan payment  the company...
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