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Japan limits the number of visits to casinos
The Japanese Government has announced that is has made plans to limit the amount of times Japanese visitors and other...
K8.com nets Manchester City partnership
Online operator Kai-Fa Yule K8.com has signed a deal to become Manchester City’s official betting partner in Asia. The multi-year...
Ajax partners with KB88 as its Asia betting partner
Amsterdam’s Dutch Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax has announced a new partnership with Asian focused online bookmaker KB88 as the clubs’...
Parisian Macau given all clear after Legionnaires scare
The Parisian hotel in Macau has today been given the all-clear by the city's health bureau following an earlier investigation which...
Tiger Resort chairman removed following revelations of illegal activity
Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada has today been removed from his post as chairman of the Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc,...
Macau Police arrest 17 in online proxy betting ring bust
Police in Macau have confirmed the arrest of 17 people in connection with a HK$10m illegal online proxy gambling ring. ...
PAGCOR to outsource its offshore licensing platform
Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has today announced that it has invited external companies to tender for the opportunity to develop an...
Japan one step closer to IR casino legislation
The Experts’ Committee shaping Japan’s Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill approved several proposals on Tuesday, as the country edges closer to...
PokerHigh signs Bollywood star Rampal
Indian online poker website PokerHigh have confirmed the appointment of Bollywood star Arjun Rampal as brand ambassador. PokerHigh is one...
China charges Crown Resorts employees in gambling crackdown
18 employees of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts, including Senior Executive Jason O’Connor, will go on trial in Shanghai on gambling-related...
Philippines moves to charge entry fees to its casinos
Lawmakers in the Philippines are today considering a bill that would see a PHP3,000 entry fee being charged to any individual...
Pagcor steps in on SunCity casino takeover
Casino junket operator SunCity Group has drawn the attention of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) after its unauthorised takeover...
PAGCOR suspends Resorts World Manila’s licence
The Philippine industry regulator, PAGCOR, has suspended the licence of Resorts World Manila and ordered it to suspend all gaming activities...
Bwin to launch Russian online betting platform
Sportsbook operator Bwin has announced that it will launch an online betting platform in Russia, in what would be the first...
PAGCOR may lose its licensing powers
Lawmakers in the Philippines Parliament are debating a bill that would see the country's gaming regulator PAGCOR stripped of its licensing...
South Korea’s Paradise Co revenue down by 30% in May
Paradise Co reported a fall in revenue of 30% for May in a filing to the Korean Exchange. The company...
PAGCOR to limit licences for offshore operators to 50
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has confirmed that it is looking to impose a moratorium limiting the number of...
Las Vegas Sands favourite for license in Japan
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) could be set to win big in Japan, with Morningstar analyst Chelsea Tam affirming that the American...
Macau introduces currency declaration bill
Legislators in Macau have approved a bill which would require incoming visitors to declare how much currency they are bringing into...
Casino gunman identified as problem gambler
The gunman who killed 37 people in the Resorts World Manila casino has been identified as 42-year-old Jessie Carlos Javier, a...
Gunman kills 36 in Manila casino
A gunman has killed 36 people, including himself at the Resorts World Manila casino in the Philippines. In what...
Lam steps down as Jimei International Chairman
Jack Lam Yin Lok, Chairman of Hong Kong listed junket investment firm Jimei International Entertainment Group Ltd has today announced he...
Macau GDP grows 10% in Q1, gaming and tourism up
Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 10.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Statistics and Census...
India considering gaming regulation
The Law Commission of India has issued a public notice to the general public and stakeholders asking whether gambling and betting...
Melco’s Lawrence Ho favours Osaka over Tokyo for new casino
Lawrence Ho, the owner of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, has said that Tokyo doesn’t need a casino to attract people. Instead,...
Philippines tightens money laundering laws to include casinos
Philippine legislators have today approved an amendment to existing anti-money laundering legislation which would see casinos included in the list of...
Huge online gambling ring busted in Vietnam
Police in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province have busted an online gambling ring with transactions worth nearly $62m in 2017 alone. ...
500.com buys Multi Group
Chinese online lottery operator 500.com has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Malta-based lottery and casino provider Multi Group,...
China’s lottery sales soar 10% in April
According to data posted by the Ministry of Finance of China, lottery sales experienced a significant year-on-year increase of 9.6%, reaching...
Macau sees increase in gaming-related crime
The rate of gaming-related crime in Macau increased 15% year-on-year in Q1 2017 with a total of 432 suspected cases, according...
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