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22, May 2015
China has no intention of killing the goose that lays the golden egg and the fallout from its anti-corruption campaign, which has sent GGR down for the past 11 months, is collateral damage rather than a deliberate attempt to harm business in Macau. This was the message from panelists at the G2E Asia show this week, although most agree prospects for a short-term rebound are slim. 
22, May 2015
Located amid the misty mountains and lush greenery of Lao Cai is the site of Donaco International’s Aristo property, its latest and upgraded site boasting more than 400 rooms in the border town between Vietnam and China. The towering five-star Aristo Hotel and Casino, a joint venture between Donaco and the Vietnamese government which owns 5 percent, has 428 hotel rooms and 40 gaming tables – a bold step up from the 34 rooms and eight gaming tables it had at its previous site a few minutes away...
15, May 2015
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, huddled between its larger Indochina neighbours, boasts unparalleled natural scenery and a rich culture almost untouched by the commercial world. It also supports a niche, yet thriving casino market. As in neighbouring nations, the gaming sector is loosely regulated and locals are banned from gambling, so the country’s properties tend to be located in border areas and cater to the tastes of surrounding countries -- Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and...
15, May 2015
Foreign investors are still waiting for clarity on when Vietnam will pass a bill that is expected to reform the country’s gambling industry, opening the market to locals for the first time and potentially triggering a flood of foreign investment.   The passage of legislation is keenly awaited by operators keen to enter the market, but who are wary of major investment in a jurisdiction solely reliant on foreign tourism.
8, May 2015
Taiwan’s draft act to legalize casino gambling on outlying islands was submitted by the Executive Yuan (EY) of the country’s government to the Legislative Yuan (LY) two years ago, and stands a good chance of being passed in this legislative session or the next.
8, May 2015
Along Vietnam’s coastline in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, the verdant hills of The Bluffs golf course rise and fall to form undulating shapes on either side of a road that leads into one of Vietnam’s newest and most spectacular casino resorts, The Grand on the Ho Tram Strip.
1, May 2015
China’s crackdown on corruption, increasingly stringent immigration controls and a recently proposed 21-million quota on annual visitors from the mainland has significantly changed Macau’s junket market, with promoters increasingly diverting business to surrounding regions and expanding their reach and scope.  
1, May 2015
The gambling zone of Primorye in Russia’s Far East continues to pull ahead of rivals, with the expected summer opening of Summit Ascent’s integrated resort and news of two other major investments worth more than $1 billion.  

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