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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Regulators, operators and sports bodies need to improve international cooperation if they are effectively to tackle match fixing, which experts say is increasingly centred on Asia.

MacauThursday, Mar 23, 2017

Wynn Macau will raise the wages of non-management staff by between 3 percent and 6.5 percent, the company said.

NepalThursday, Mar 23, 2017

Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group has increased the budget for its integrated resort in Nepal by A$18 million ($13.8 million) to $70.3 million and said it’s in the process of raising more capital.

New ZealandThursday, Mar 23, 2017

New Zealand is amending its Racing Act to introduce charges for offshore betting operators amidst concern the local racing industry is losing out.

North KoreaThursday, Mar 23, 2017

North Korea is seeking foreign investors for a cruise ship program, which it says will be permitted to operate a casino, the Yonhap news agency reported.

AustraliaThursday, Mar 23, 2017

The Queensland government has yet to do the due diligence on the finances of the ASF Group, a China-backed consortium building a $3 billion integrated resort on the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

ElsewhereThursday, Mar 23, 2017

The Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas is scheduled to hold a soft opening on April 21 and its casino floor is stocked with machines, though the IR still has not received its casino license, local media reported.

PhilippinesThursday, Mar 23, 2017

The Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt to stop the historic Army and Navy Club in Manila from being converted to a hotel and casino, local media reports.

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