30, Mar, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill that requires bookmakers to pay 5 percent of their proceeds every quarter towards the development of sports.

30, Mar, 2017

The operator of Tigre de Cristal has had to cut the number of gaming tables by half and do away with its poker rooms due to competition with illegal gambling rooms and lower than expected revenues.

29, Mar, 2017

Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has plans to partner with its associate in Monaco, Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM), to pursue casino resort development opportunities in Japan and other markets in Asia-Pacific.

23, Mar, 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.

21, Mar, 2017

Japan’s government will launch the headquarters of the cabinet office branch that will be responsible for the bill setting out details for its casino legislation this Friday.

20, Mar, 2017

Russia’s State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, has passed a bill that requires bookmakers to pay 5 percent of their proceeds every quarter towards the development of sports.

20, Mar, 2017

The passage of Japan’s Casino Bill into law in the early morning hours of December 15, 2016, was achieved only after a bruising political struggle. The administration of Shinzo Abe had waited too long into the Extraordinary Diet Session to begin the deliberations on the bill and thus was forced to steamroll over the opposition parties in a clumsy, ad hoc fashion.

20, Mar, 2017

Russia’s southern and western gaming zones have seen a flurry of activity over the past few months, while reports have emerged of new areas being considered for casino investment.

Moscow designated four zones for casino gambling in 2009 in remote locations on the fringes of the country and outlawed gambling anywhere else.

Since then, the zones have been expanded to six to include the Crimea and Sochi, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. While one of the original zones -- Azov City -- is expected to be closed down.

17, Mar, 2017

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp said its IR project in Vladivostok, Russia, remains “broadly on schedule for operation by 2019.”

16, Mar, 2017

Japan’s recent referendum to legalize the development of integrated resorts has sparked an outpour of support and interest from international operators and domestic firms, all wanting to be part of this historic development in the world’s third largest economy.

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