06, Jan, 2017

Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) have arrested 23 suspects for their alleged involvement in the use of illegally-modified UnionPay card payment terminals which allows clients to withdraw cash.

05, Jan, 2017

For 2017 the Macau market will continue to stabilize and grow, but the operators will have to work harder to get the players to come back. The future looks good with regards to the general mass player but the VIP’s will be careful in how, where and what they play.

05, Jan, 2017

Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to be offered as gambling propositions.

05, Jan, 2017

Looking forward to 2017, the picture is less than clear. With the recent detention and arrests of Crown’s staff in China, all but one of the operators in Macau have ceased their direct marketing efforts across the border.

05, Jan, 2017

In 2017 I think we will continue to see the larger players in Macau flex their muscles internationally looking for ROIC no longer available in Macau.

05, Jan, 2017

The continuous political climate in China could curb many casino resorts’ marketing efforts and focus on the VIP segment, especially the direct VIP channel.

05, Jan, 2017

Macau’s Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed a bill that would require visitors to disclose cash holdings of more than MOP 120,000 (US$15,000) at entry.

04, Jan, 2017

Macau’s VIP gaming sector may have recorded its first year-on-year quarterly growth in 16Q4, according to analysts at JP Morgan Securities.

04, Jan, 2017

Casino operators have been slowly ramping back up marketing activity in China after pulling out last year in fear of further repercussions from Crown’s crackdown.

03, Jan, 2017

Tourist arrivals to Macau during the first two days of January fell 6.1 percent year-on-year, according to data released by Macau’s Public Security Police.

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