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Japan Gaming

article Yokohama seeks US$4mln budget for IR promotion (9/17/2019)
(Japan) -- Yokohama (pictured), a Japanese city that is likely to try and get a casino resort, proposed on Monday a JPY400-million (US$3.7 million) supplementary budget...
article Japan Survey Will Dig up Details on What Cities Are Legitimate Integrated Resort Players (9/13/2019)
(Japan) -- Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is planning to query prefecture and city governments across the country in effort...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau 2019 casino earnings have further to fall: MS (9/17/2019)
(Macau) -- Earnings of casino firms in the Macau market “have not bottomed” despite the current attractive valuations for the stocks of such firms. So said...
article Macau airport to handle 9mln journeys this year: official (9/17/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau International Airport could see aggregate passenger volume for 2019 reach “over 9 million” arrivals and departures, said the president of...
article Macau gaming commissions hit four-year high in 2018 (9/17/2019)
(Macau) -- Commissions and certain other costs linked to Macau casino sales hit a four-year high in 2018, while the industry’s contribution to the local economy...
article Single digit percent Macau GGR rise for Sept: analysts (9/17/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) is likely to expand in September by between 4 percent and 7 percent year-on-year.
article Macau Casinos Deliver Enclave Government $9.5B in Tax Revenue Despite Recession (9/16/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau casinos generated MOP75.32 billion ($9.5 billion) in tax revenue for the local government in the eight months completed in 2019. That’s a 1.5...
article Macau casinos running strong, billions in taxes collected in 2019 (9/16/2019)
(Macau) -- Despite what has been repeatedly described as showing a lackluster performance, the gambling industry in Macau has still been successful enough to give the...
article New boss makes Macau promises (9/16/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau chief executive-elect, Ho Iat Seng, promised to safeguard Macau’s gaming and tourism industries during a press briefing in Beijing.
article Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts (9/13/2019)
(Macau) -- The short-term success of SJM’s under-construction Cotai integrated resort, Grand Lisboa Palace, appears questionable with the company’s lack of expertise in...
article Macau CE-designate pledge to solve gaming rights issues (9/13/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Chief Executive-designate Ho Iat Seng (pictured in a file photo) has said during a visit to Beijing – where he met President Xi Jinping and other...
article Macau gaming tax take circa US$9.5bln to August, up 1.5pct (9/13/2019)
(Macau) -- The Macau government says it collected MOP76.47 billion (US$9.49 billion) in tax revenue from the city’s gaming industry in the first eight months this year....
article What Does China’s Falling RMB Mean For Macau Gaming Stocks? (9/12/2019)
(Macau) -- Given that it's illegal to gamble in China, Macau has been a popular destination for Chinese tourists for years. Not only is gambling legal in Macau but...
article Wynn Resorts cautions Macau in for a rough third quarter (9/12/2019)
(Macau) -- Analysts might have some very well educated guesses as to how the Macau casino industry will come out of the rocky year its having, but the best information...
article Hengqin Island Family Attraction Launches Across from Macau Gambling Hub (9/12/2019)
(Macau) -- National Geographic Ultimate Explorer Hengqin is 14,764 square feet and features 15 attractions targeted to six to 12 years olds and their relatives. The...
article Is Macao Heading Into Recession Again? (9/11/2019)
(Macau) -- Macao casino revenue fell 8.6% in August, the second straight month it was down. Gambling revenue has been down for five of the eight months of 2019 so far.
article Macau Anniversary Celebration Could Damper Casino Win, But 2020 Promising (9/11/2019)
(Macau) -- The 20th Macau anniversary celebration this December to commemorate the enclave’s return to China could impede general tourism and subsequently hurt...
article Macau gaming performance to improve in 2020: Grant Bowie (9/11/2019)
(Macau) -- The chief executive of Macau-based casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd, Grant Bowie (pictured in a file photo), says the performance of the Macau gaming...
article OP/ED: Macau casinos’ Big Brother tech needs to be deployed carefully (9/11/2019)
(Macau) -- We all know casinos floors are some of the most watched spaces. Step onto one and eyes follow your every step. Cameras dotted along walls and pillars feed the...
article Macau VIP GGR won’t be as high as predicted as 2019 draws to a close (9/10/2019)
(Macau) -- It was thought that the second half of 2019 would be the savior of Macau’s casino revenue. A weak first half of the year would only be proceeded by a...
article Sands China’s responsible gaming efforts continue to strengthen (9/10/2019)
(Macau) -- Sands China Ltd. has been enhancing its Responsible Gaming efforts by further reaching out to the local community and making it a better place to live....
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Foreigners’ influx feared with online gambling ban (9/17/2019)
(Philippines) -- The labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Monday feared the influx of foreign workers in the Philippines after Cambodia banned online...
article Casino operator initiates hunt for new NayonLanding site (9/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines and Landing International Development Limited has reportedly announced that it has initiated a search in hopes of finding a new plot...
article Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators Face Shutdown Unless Appropriate Taxes Paid (9/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that are found in violation of paying the federal government their appropriate share of gaming revenue...
article Philippines to crack down on tax-dodging POGOs (9/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut down the operations of...
article Philippines Not Satisfied With Lower Tax Take From Online Gaming (9/14/2019)
(Philippines) -- Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez wants the main tax agency to shut down and file cases against online gaming operators that haven’t...
article Philippines arrests 277 Chinese accused of investment scam (9/13/2019)
(Philippines) -- Philippine immigration agents have arrested 277 Chinese in a raid against an online investment scam syndicate that defrauded hundreds of people,...
article 181 Chinese nationals released (9/12/2019)
(Philippines) -- The 181 Chinese nationals who were arrested for alleged illegal online gambling operations were freed on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 after the Lapu-Lapu...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

China Gaming

article Chinese Craze for Gambling Sparks Crackdowns in Thailand and a Boom in Philippines (9/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- The ban on gambling in Thailand goes back to 1935 and has more than 40 different laws and gambling regulations banning virtually all forms of wagering...
article The $24 Billion Online Casino Boom China Is Struggling to Halt (9/11/2019)
(China) -- It’s 6:30 on a Monday morning in China, and the Guangdong Club online gambling platform is humming as a stream of wagers placed in Chinese yuan flows...
article Will gambling ban hit Cambodia real estate? (9/10/2019)
(Cambodia) -- A recent government decision to stop issuing new online gambling licences in Cambodia has many speculating that inflow of both capital and visitors from...
article Gambling ban driving Chinese nationals away (9/9/2019)
(Cambodia) -- Tens of thousands of Chinese nationals are reportedly leaving the Kingdom following a government ban on online gambling intended to reduce the number of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock International, Mohegan Gaming Emerge as Greece Airport Casino Leading Contenders (9/16/2019)
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are the two remaining competitors in the effort to bring a casino to the former Hellenikon...
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

article Pride of Gaming: IGT, Jesper Kärrbrink and PlayItForward pick up inaugural awards (9/16/2019)
(UK) -- The first three winners of the CasinoBeats Pride of Gaming Awards have been revealed, with games giant IGT, Green Jade Gaming chairman Jesper Kärrbrink and...
article IGT signs Finnish lottery deal (9/16/2019)
(Finland) -- International Game Technology’s subsidiary IGT Global Services has signed an agreement to provide its new digital PlayBingo platform to Veikkaus Oy,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Australia police drops probe into Tabcorp’s alleged Cambodia payoff (9/15/2019)
(Cambodia) -- The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has dropped its investigation into allegations that Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, Australia’s biggest gaming company,...
article Australian Federal Police end investigation of Tabcorp (9/12/2019)
(Australia) -- On September 10, it was reported that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have opted to end their three year-long investigation of Tabcorp, a report that...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article 'Addictive' video game features should be banned for children as they are 'gateway to gambling', Church of England warns (9/15/2019)
(UK) -- Addictive computer games are "casting a dark shadow over the colourful world of childhood play", the Church of England has warned. The right reverend...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article The ESA 'strongly disagrees' with UK commission's finding on loot boxes (9/14/2019)
(UK) -- Earlier this week the UK's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a report recommending that loot boxes in videogames be subject to the same...
article Regulate loot boxes under gambling law, Parliament committee recommends (9/13/2019)
(UK) -- A UK Parliament committee have recommended that the government declare certain types of loot box to be games of chance which must be regulated under gambling...
article BLOG: Regulate loot boxes under gambling law, Parliament committee recommends (9/12/2019)
(UK) -- A UK Parliament committee have recommended that the government declare certain types of loot box to be games of chance which must be regulated under gambling...
article British MPs Demand Loot Box “Gambling” Ban For Young Gamers (9/12/2019)
(UK) -- The U.K. doesn't always talk about Brexit, even if it's exhaustively dominated our politics and society for the last three years straight. Occasionally,...
article Parliamentarians recommend underage ban on video game ‘loot boxes’ (9/12/2019)
(UK) -- In the United Kingdom and a group of parliamentarians has reportedly recommended that the video games industry be prohibited from allowing those under the age of...
article UK officials call for loot boxes to be regulated like gambling (9/12/2019)
(UK) -- Regulators in both the US and the UK have been investigating the loot box mechanics found in many games to see if they should be considered gambling.
article Video game loot boxes should be classed as gambling, says Commons (9/11/2019)
(UK) -- Video game loot boxes should be regulated as gambling and children barred from purchasing them, a House of Commons committee has advised. The recommendation...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Genting

article Genting HK starts construction of new Global Class ship (9/13/2019)
(Hong Kong) -- Genting Hong Kong Ltd, an operator of casino cruise ships and investor in Asian land-based casinos, says it has started construction of a second Global...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Crown Resorts Limited Under Investigation by the New South Wales Regulator (9/12/2019)
(Australia) -- As revealed recently, one of the biggest Australia-based entertainment and gaming groups Crown Resorts is under investigation by the New South Wales...
article Crown casino case shows federal Icac model 'inadequate', former judge says (9/10/2019)
(Australia) -- The integrity watchdog overseeing the home affairs department is “inadequate” to deal with the allegations against Crown casino, a former...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Esports will be 'bigger than music and movies combined,' says Allied Esports CEO (9/12/2019)
(Internet) -- This is the year when the global market for esports—competitive video gaming—will top $1 billion in revenues for the first time, according to...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article ‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies (9/8/2019)
(Australia) -- Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Betfred failed to pay staff extra holiday wages for overtime work (9/17/2019)
(UK) -- Bookmaker Betfred, which is owned by billionaire Conservative party donors Fred and Peter Done, underpaid staff and apparently failed to tell them they might be...
article Sper claims marketing code has improved operator advertising (9/17/2019)
(Sweden) -- The Swedish gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) claims that the marketing guidelines drawn up in March have prompted operators...
article Paraguay – Fishermen dispute holds up construction of mega resort in Paraguay (9/17/2019)
(Paraguay) -- Construction of a new mega resort and casino on San Francisco Island, near the city of Limpio has now suspended due to a dispute with local fishermen.
article Decision to be made on IPI discrimination lawsuit shortly (9/17/2019)
(Marianas) -- A discrimination lawsuit filed against Imperial Pacific International from the company’s former director of operations has been placed under...
article German gaming machine bodies demand online casino regulation (9/16/2019)
(Germany) -- Germany's leading gaming machine manufacturer and operator associations have expressed support for the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, but...
article German Gaming Machine Organisations Demand Online Casino Regulation (9/16/2019)
(Germany) -- Germany’s leading manufacturer and operator associations of gaming machines have voiced their assistance for the third revised State Gambling Treaty,...
article SBTech continues Nordic expansion through Svenska Spel deal (9/16/2019)
(Sweden) -- SBTech has signed a partnership with Swedish operator Svenska Spel Sport and Casino following a procurement process. The multi-channel partnership will see...
article GambleAware and Parent Zone strive to keep children safer online (9/16/2019)
(UK) -- UK charity GambleAware has aligned with “the experts in digital family life” Parent Zone, to launch a new campaign aimed at keeping children safer...
article Novomatic's Greentube expands in Italy with E-Play24 (9/16/2019)
(Italy) -- Online gambling provider Greentube, part of Novomatic Interactive, has strengthened its footprint in the Italian online gambling market though a recent deal...
article The Wacky Story of How China's Navy Got Aircraft Carriers (9/16/2019)
(China) -- China was proud to launch its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in 2012. This vessel was a refit of an incomplete Soviet Kuznetsov-class cruiser carrier....
article Sweden’s Svenska Spel taps SBTech for sportsbook platform (9/16/2019)
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s former gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has tapped SBTech to provide its new sports betting platform.
article Phillip Easthil Is No Longer European Casino Association Secretary-General (9/16/2019)
(Europe) -- Philip Easthill, the former secretary-general of the European Casino Association (ECA) has stepped down from the position due to its current restructuring.
press release Asia Gaming Summit set to take place this November in Taiwan (9/16/2019)
(Taiwan) -- Asia Gaming Summit (AGS), organized by Beacon Events, returns for its 3rd edition on 5-7 November 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the right event for company...
article US Gambling Giants Mohegan, Hard Rock, Seek Hellenikon Casino License (9/15/2019)
(Greece) -- The bid for a casino license essential to the 8-billion euro ($8.93 billion) development of the long-delayed abandoned Hellenikon International Airport on...
article Tyson Fury had 40 stitches then went for a beer and won £5k at the casino (9/15/2019)
(UK) -- TYSON FURY revealed he had 40 stitches, "won five grand" at the casino and is "ready for war" with Deontay Wilder after his points victory over Otto Wallin in...
article Horse racing: Leading thoroughbred trainer Shaune Ritchie wants whip banned (9/15/2019)
(New Zealand) -- Leading Kiwi trainer Shaune Ritchie has called for New Zealand to take the lead and ban the use of whips in horse racing. Last month, The Jockey Club of...
article NGO: Why go after legalised gambling? (9/14/2019)
(Malaysia) -- The State Government should step up efforts to wipe out illegal gambling activities in the state, rather than go after licensed, tax-paying establishments...
article "Loot boxes should fall under the scope of existing gambling regulations," UK committee says (9/13/2019)
(UK) -- After a series of hearings on a variety of “immersive technologies,” the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport’s parliamentary committee...
article How will Brexit affect Ireland’s burgeoning igaming sector? (9/13/2019)
(UK) -- Ireland’s tech industry has a proud history of being right at the forefront, and Dublin, in particular, has been home to some of the biggest names over the past...
article The $24 billion online casino boom China is struggling to halt (9/13/2019)
(China) -- It’s 6:30 on a Monday morning in China, and the Guangdong Club online gambling platform is humming as a stream of wagers placed in Chinese yuan flows through...

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