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14th October
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...
1st October
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...
1st October
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...
30th September
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...
27th September
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...
24th September
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...
20th September
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...
18th September
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...
11th September
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....
11th September
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...
9th September
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...
2nd September
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...
30th August
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...
29th August
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...
29th August
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...
27th August
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...
23rd August
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,...
21st August
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...
21st August
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...
19th August
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...
13th August
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"...
13th August
Vietnamese police close $69m online gambling ring
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through The operation was run through a...
8th August
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...
5th August
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...
5th August
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...
2nd August
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...
1st August
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)...
29th July
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...
25th July
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...
9th July
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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