Mainland China

The Crown Resorts staff currently detained in China have officially had their case handed to local prosecutors.

LiNiu Technology Group, formerly known as Iao Kun Group Holding Company Ltd. reported a net loss of $215 million in the full-year 2016, compared to net income of $5.1 million in 2015.

China and the Philippines have held a joint operation cracking down on online gambling sites in the Philippines targeting mainland Chinese.

Zhang Dejiang will make a two-day visit to Macau early this month and is expected to make a major announcement during the trip, the South China Morning Post reported.

Casino cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line today took delivery of Norwegian Joy, the brand’s fifteenth ship and the first custom-designed for the Chinese cruise market.

Iao Kun Group Holding Company Ltd has announced it is changing its name to LiNiu Technology Group.

Hong Kong-listed AGTech Holdings Ltd has announced that SF Lottery (Shenzhen) Technology Development Company Ltd. has entered into distribution agreements with four Sports Lottery Administration Centres across the country.

Lottery sales in China rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to CNY 37.9 billion (US$5.5 billion) in March, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari Watches as a part of the entertainment and activities on board Norwegian Joy, the company’s first purpose-built ship for the Chinese market.

Chinese overseas tourist spending increased once again last year, reaching US$261 billion, according to figures released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).