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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...
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...
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...
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"...
Vietnamese police close $69m online gambling ring
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through b8ag.com. The operation was run through a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
Police operation sees 78 arrested in Singapore
A total of 78 people have been arrested over the course of a six-day police operation in Singapore, where it is...
Macau casinos record highest revenue growth of 2019 for June
Macau’s casino industry enjoyed its highest year-on-year growth of 2019 for June, as gross gaming revenue rose 6% to MOP23.81bn ($2.96bn). The...
Donaco appoints Paul Arbuckle as CEO
Former Star Gold Coast COO Paul Arbuckle has been named CEO of Donaco International. Arbuckle will begin his new role on 12...
Chinese police arrest 78 for online gambling; 35 nationals deported
Police have arrested 78 suspects for organised online gambling through computer games in the eastern Anhui province, involving 128m yuan ($18.5m). Chinese...
Aruze Gaming appoints new CEO, adds Hiromi Okada to board
Aruze Gaming Chairman and CEO Takahiro Usui has ended his 14-year tenure at the company, resigning for personal reasons. The supplier has...
Macau casino revenue ends rut with 2% growth for May
Gross gaming revenue in Macau grew 2% year-on-year to MOP25.95bn ($3.22bn) for May, ending the casino industry’s two-month period of decline. For...
Vietnamese police make nine arrests for $170m online betting ring
Vietnamese authorities in the northern Thanh Hoa province have arrested nine locals who had been running and organising an online gambling...
Vietnam police shut down two multi-million dollar online gambling rings
Vietnamese police have detained over 30 people for running two online gambling rings. The illegal rings contained 113 bookmakers, which had accepted...
Macau casino licenses: Government remains a closed book
Macau's current laws state casino concessions are offered maximum 20-year terms, with the possibility of a five-year renewal if approved by...
Gaming revenue declined 8% to S$430m in Q1 at Genting Singapore
Genting Singapore's revenue fell 5% year-on-year to S$640m (US$469.4m) for Q1, as net profit also dropped 5% to S$205m. Gaming revenue at...
Melco Resorts reports small revenue increase for Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 4% year-on-year revenue rise to $136.2bn for Q1, while operating income decreased 10% to $188m. Adjusted...
Singapore generates S$1.3bn from casino entry fees
Entrance levies at Singapore’s two casinos, originally designed to deter locals from gambling, have raised S$1.3bn (US$950m) since their introduction. Minister for...
Chinese police shut down cross-border gambling gang
Chinese police have arrested seven people for organising cross-border online gambling in the Anhui Province, amounting to 2.1 billion yuan ($312m). The...
Casino mogul Stanley Ho to retire
Macau casino entrepreneur Stanley Ho is set to officially step down from his role as Chairman of Sociedade de Turismo e...
Macau casinos generate lowest revenue total since September
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau fell 8% year-on-year for April 2019, to MOP23.6bn ($2.92bn). The total represents the biggest year-on-year drop...
Vietnamese police shut down $1bn online gambling operation
Vietnamese police have raided and shut down an illegal online gambling ring which handled more than $1bn, arresting 22 people in...
Vietnamese ministry inspector arrested in $420m online gambling case
Chief Inspector of the Vietnamese Information Ministry, Dang Anh Tuan, has been detained for involvement in a $420m online gambling ring...
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