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22nd June
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...
21st June
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...
21st June
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’...
20th June
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...
20th June
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,...
19th June
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. ...
15th June
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...
14th June
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...
13th June
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...
13th June
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...
13th June
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...
12th June
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...
9th June
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...
8th June
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...
7th June
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...
7th June
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...
6th June
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...
6th June
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...
5th June
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...
5th June
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...
2nd June
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...
1st June
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...
31st May
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...
31st May
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...
30th May
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,...
30th May
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...
30th May
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. ...
30th May
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,...
26th May
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...
23rd May
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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