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Macau’s casino employees go on strike
Casino workers in Macau went on strike in order to demand a 5% pay increase, along with new legislation that would...
Macau experiences third successive year of decline
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau recently published Macau’s final 2016 gambling revenue figures, revealing an accumulated gross revenue decline of...
Israel shuts down state-sponsored slot machines
In a victory for Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Israel has seen the closure of 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines...
Duterte orders closure of all online gambling firms
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed a stance on online gambling that appeared to have softened in recent months, reverting to...
First Indian licensed poker sites to offer real-money gaming
Having legalising online skill games in April 2016, Indian state Nagaland issued online poker licenses to two website. Khelo365.com and ClubEmpire.in,...
Crown ditches China with sell-off of Crown’s overseas casinos
Casino magnate James Packer has decided to scale back the international ambitions of his gambling empire in a strategically motivated shift...
Japan legalises Casinos
Japanese parliament passed a law today to legalise land-based casinos. The passing of the ‘integrated resorts’ bill ends 15 years of...
Japan casino bill clears upper house
A contentious bill to legalise casinos in Japan has, despite fierce opposition from Japan’s Democratic Party, passed through a key parliamentary...
Macau casino shares prices slide; government tries to ease concerns
Macau authorities have announced that they have not restricted daily cash withdrawals for Chinese gamblers, after a report to the contrary...
Japanese gaming shares soar as ‘casino bill’ is passed by Lower House
The long-awaited ‘casino bill’ has been passed in Japan’s Lower House Cabinet Committee, bringing Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party led by...
Mohegan Sun aims for $750m in fees from Incheon casino
Tribal casino operator Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is targeting approximately $750m in fees for its partnership in the Incheon...
Macau sees biggest monthly revenue rise in over two years
Macau, the heart of the world’s casino gaming industry, has reported a 14.4% rise in monthly gross revenue this November. ...
Japan reopens debate to legalise casinos
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will need support from his Buddhist-backed coalition partner Komeito, a group of legislators whose ethical...
The Philippines detains 1200 Chinese citizens accused of running illegal gambling operation
A nation-wide crackdown on online gambling in the Philippines has led to the detention of more than a thousand Chinese nationals,...
China formally arrests three Australian Crown employees
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement announcing “the arrest of three Australian Crown employees on suspicion...
Former CBI Director endorsing the legalisation of sports betting and gaming in India
Former Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha has advocated the legalisation of sports betting and gaming. He argues these industries...
Genting Singapore abandons Jeju casino stake for $420m
Genting Singapore Plc has announced that it is walking away from its casino joint venture on South Korea’s Jeju Island. The...
Crown Resorts employee released from detention in China
One of the 18 employees of Crown Resorts, a leading Australian casino company, who were arrested by the Chinese government in...
AGTech reports 16% revenue drop for first nine months of 2016
Hong Kong-listed lottery provider AGTech has published its results for the nine months to 30 September 2016, reporting a 16% drop...
BetConstruct comes to Asia
Software development company BetConstruct has now officially opened its office in Taichung, Taiwan in order to develop its Asian market. Lichun...
Macau revenue rises for third straight month
Macau’s casinos enjoyed a solid October, with gross revenue from games of fortune in the region climbing by 8.8% to 21.8bn...
MGM Resorts ready to pledge up to $10bn on Japan casino
Whilst casinos are currently illegal in Japan, the odds of their legalisation have improved dramatically due to political shifts that have...
Japan casino bill still an option
As casinos may prove to be the next catalyst for financial growth following the 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese Parliament could...
Macau tourists help Galaxy’s Q3 profit jump
Due to Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.’s tourist-friendly casino resorts drawing more recreational bettors and tourists to Macau, the operator posted a...
Why Singapore is at an online gambling crossroads
Once considered a traditionally conservative Asian city-state, Singapore is expanding its wagering operations, paving for a gambling footprint on a global...
Crown looks to ease investor fears, with 18 employees arrested in China yet to face charges
Crown Resorts has said that high-stakes gamblers from China generate less than 12% of the casino operator’s total revenue, according to...
Cambodia collects $37.4m in taxes from casinos in nine months
Due to improved collection efforts, Cambodia received a total of $37.4m in taxes from casinos since the start of 2016. According...
Crown Resorts employees arrested in China
Crown Resorts has been unable to contact a number of it employees in China, after being made aware they were taken...
Philippines offshore gaming licenses receive 76 applications
A total of 76 companies have expressed interest to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in the initial 25 offshore...
Macau grows for second month after two-year decline
Monthly gross revenue from games of fortune in Macau has grown for the second month in a row, rising to 18.4bn...
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