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Melco Resorts unveils Nagano ski resort hotel plans
Melco Resorts has announced plans to develop a 280-room hotel at a ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The project will see Melco...
Macau’s gaming revenue falls 9% for November
Gross gaming revenue in Macau fell 9% year-on-year to MOP22.9bn ($2.9bn) for November, as the US-China trade war and Hong Kong...
Hokkaido may withdraw bid to host integrated resort
Environmental concerns form part of the reasoning which could see Hokkaido withdraw its proposal to host an integrated resort, Japan Times...
Analysis: Has there been a shift in attitudes towards Japanese casinos?
Even if they may be a few years away, Japanese casinos are the gaming industry’s next "big thing." The excitement generated...
Vietnamese illegal gambling ring sentenced to prison
The People’s Court in the northern province of Bắc Ninh, Vietnam, has handed out jail terms to six members of an...
Japanese Government nominates members of Casino Management Committee
The Japanese Government has nominated five members of the body it created to regulate the country's integrated resorts. According to Inside Asian...
Q3 income drops 24% for Genting Singapore as gaming revenue declines
Genting Singapore generated revenue of $596.1m for Q3, a 7% drop year-on-year. Net profit fell even further for the operator, declining 24%...
Macau October revenue falls 3% for lacklustre start to Q4
Macau gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 3% year-on-year for October, to MOP26.44bn ($3.28bn). The figures, provided by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination...
LeTou signs Dota 2 sponsorship with Fnatic
LeTou has announced a new partnership agreement with esports company Fnatic, to support its Dota 2 team based in Kuala Lumpur. LeTou...
MOP96.5bn lawsuit facing Las Vegas Sands delayed until 2020
The MOP96.5bn ($12bn) lawsuit issued against Las Vegas Sands has been delayed until 16 September 2020, according to a court filing. The...
Japanese regulator to launch in January
Japan’s regulatory body, the Casino Administration Committee, will be established on 7 January 2020, the Japanese Government has announced. The Committee was...
Malaysian Police arrest 17 in gambling sting
Malaysian police have arrested 17 Chinese nationals accused of running an illegal international gambling operation in Cheras, a district of Kuala...
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...
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