13, Sep, 2017

Vietnam should consider establishing red-light districts in the special economic zones where local gambling is permitted, says a top lawmaker in Vietnam.

12, Sep, 2017

Cambodia’s draft gaming law will be submitted to the cabinet for approval within this month, opening the doors to foreign investment in the country’s gaming industry.

07, Sep, 2017

Commercial banks will be allowed to trade and provide foreign exchange services related to casinos from October.

05, Sep, 2017

Macau casino investor Amax International Holdings has announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent to obtain the operating rights to a VIP room in Cambodia.

30, Aug, 2017

The Ho Tram Project Company Ltd (HTP) has announced the launch of KAHUNA Ho Tram Strip condotel and villa project.

24, Aug, 2017

Five South Korean nationals were arrested on Tuesday for illegal football gambling.

11, Aug, 2017

A strong economy, stable political environment and rising visitation are all helping to fuel growth in Cambodia’s casino industry, with a total of 79 licenses now having been issued in the country.

10, Aug, 2017

As operators around Asia vye for licenses in new markets, one corporate social responsibility expert suggests they should change their approach.

Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president, public policy and corporate social responsibility, at Caesars Entertainment says not enough is being done to explain what an IR is and the benefits it can bring to society.

09, Aug, 2017

According to recent research by Rattaphong Sornsuphap, from the College of Social Innovation at Rangsit University, there are at least 32 casinos he would term as “serious” that are seeking to tap the Thai market, with most along the frontiers with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. That doesn’t count the many more fly-by-night operations seeking to cash in on the Thai market from dusty border towns.

Estimated total revenue of The Greater Mekong region was almost $50 billion in 2015, that’s up from $34.2 billion in 2010 and includes the IRs in Singapore and Malaysia, he said.

03, Aug, 2017

The push to legalize casinos in Thailand appears to be gathering momentum, though experts say any reforms are unlikely to have much of an impact on the thriving illegal market, which is estimated at more than $5 billion a year.

Academics in the country, who focus on gaming, say there is increasing confidence that the issue of casinos will be raised again after the next general election, expected in late 2018. It would be the  most significant step in gaming industry reforms since Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932.

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