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18th October
Macau ramps-up security to prevent future incidents
After the deadly Las Vegas attack, the government of Macau has announced a significant increase in security at the world’s largest...
17th October
Asian operator F66.com pens sponsorship deal with Juventus
Asian online betting firm F66.com has entered a deal to become the next regional sponsor of Italian giants Juventus for the...
16th October
Macau gaming revenue plunges in Q3 while Manila slows down
A winning three-month period in Macau’s VIP rooms helped Asia’s premier gambling hub reach gaming revenues of MOP67bn ($6.2bn) from July...
16th October
New MGM website shows commitment to Japan
MGM has further proven its commitment to the Japanese gaming market by launching a website to educate people on the potential...
11th October
South Korea’s Paradise posts 34% revenue jump in September
The only international casino operator in South Korea Paradise Ltd has closed the summer in positive numbers, posting 34% revenue increases...
9th October
Genting HK to depart Singapore Stock Market
Casino operator Genting Hong Kong has announced its plans to delist its unit from the Main Board Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX),...
9th October
Krida Sports petition against rummy ban in India dismissed
A Supreme Court in India has dismissed a petition filed by the online sportsbook Krida Sports and Games Pvt Ltd which...
9th October
Macau beats slow start with 12% increase in visitors during Golden Week
After the disappointing figures during the first four days of Golden Week, Macau’s number of visitors has risen almost 12% in...
5th October
Japan remains an encouraging market for casino investment
According to a report published last week by Fitch Ratings, Japanese gaming industry revenues could reach up to $9bn annually, if...
5th October
Leadership overhaul at Aruze Gaming
Aruze Gaming America Inc has announced major changes to its organisational structure and leadership, noting that Richard Pennington would be resigning...
2nd October
Macau hits 14-month streak of revenue increases
Macau’s monthly gaming revenue continued to grow in September as the world’s biggest casino hub extends its 14-month winning streak. ...
2nd October
Over 3 million Japanese have experienced gambling addictions
According to a government-commissioned report, around 3.2 million Japanese people have suffered from some form of gambling addiction at some point...
29th September
MGM Cotai delays opening following Typhoon Hato
MGM China Holdings has announced that it has been forced to postpone the opening of its flagship casino resort, the MGM...
28th September
Macau clamps down on cryptocurrencies
The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) has issued guidance prohibiting financial institutions operating in the region from providing financial services to...
27th September
Goa grants six-month extension to river casinos
The government of Goa, India, has revealed this week it has approved a six-month extension for offshore casinos located in the...
27th September
Philippines to launch new Anti-Money Laundering rules
The Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has announced it will release a new regulatory framework for the casino industry before the...
26th September
No bids for Primorye casinos amid deepening North Korea crisis
Officials from the Russian government have confirmed that they still have not received any bids on plots of land earmarked for...
26th September
Suncity Group to start Okada Manila business in Q4
According to a report published by the banking group Morgan Stanley, the Macau-listed casino operator Suncity Group will launch operations at...
26th September
Japanese snap election delays Integrated Resorts
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election, postponing the country's integrated resort bill which is currently being discussed....
25th September
Macau discloses new VIP smoking lounge rules
The government of Macau has announced today the latest details for the new VIP smoking lounges in the region's casinos. ...
22nd September
Sales of Chinese lottery tickets soar
The Chinese lotteries have seen ticket sales rocket in August following strong growth in July, according to the country's Ministry of...
20th September
Catena Media acquires Japanese affiliate network
Affiliate industry heavyweight Catena Media has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an unnamed Japanese affiliate network,...
15th September
Landing International raising funds for Jeju Shinhwa World
Hong Kong based Landing International has raised more funds for their Korean integrated result by completing the issuing of 24billion new...
14th September
Corruption scandal hits South Korean state-run casino operator
South Korean state-run casino operator Kangwon Land has publicly announced a corruption scandal, admitting that the majority of people who landed...
13th September
Cambodia drafting new low tax gaming law
Cambodia are currently finalising a draft for a new version of its gaming law which is to be reviewed by cabinet...
11th September
Philippines' PAGCOR privatisation to begin next year
The Philippine government has announced plans to start the process of privatising 17 casinos currently being operated by the state-run Philippine...
8th September
Wynn names three potential Japanese casino hubs
Worldwide casino magnate Steve Wynn, who’s firm Wynn Resorts is currently one of a number of firms bidding for Japan’s first...
6th September
Universal Entertainment former director Kazuo Okada found guilty of fraudulent acts
Japanase slot machines manufacturer Universal Entertainment has revealed that the company’s former Chairman and Director Kazuo Okada has been found guilty...
4th September
Melco and Wynn donate $7m to Macau typhoon relief efforts
Macau heavyweights Melco Resorts and Wynn Resorts have donated $3.75m each to relief efforts in the area following last month’s devastating...
1st September
Macau gross gaming revenue up 20% in August
According to data released by Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Macau’s casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased in August 20.4%...
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