Malaysia

Over 230 recreational clubs and family entertainment centres have been shut down by police in Sarawak after they were found to be functioning as gambling dens.

Growth of illegal gambling operations in Penang has been stunted, thanks to successful police operations through the year.

Malaysian police are looking into a video recording that shows seven policemen from the Muar district in Johor apparently fraternizing with a known gambling den boss at a karaoke lounge.

There is little chance for the Malaysian government to increase gaming taxes for casino and lottery options, according to AmBank group chief economist Anthony Dass.

Authorities in Sarawak are struggling to keep a lid on illegal gambling, despite conducting raids every week, says State Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar.

Genting Malaysia’s revamp of its Resorts World Genting facilities has begun to bear fruit, though analysts have expressed disappointment that the opening of a key theme park attraction has been further delayed to the second half of next year.

Seven people have been arrested in Kuching for their involvement in an illegal online gambling and 4D online transaction centre.

Malaysian police have arrested 51 people who are suspected of being involved in unlicensed public lottery betting.

Casino operator Genting Malaysia said its second quarter net profit fell 59.4 percent year-on-year due to lower Adjusted EBITDA and higher depreciation and amortisation from Malaysian operations.

Genting Malaysia continues to roll out new facilities under a MYR10 billion ($2.3 billion) revamp plan, though a theme park development with 20th Century Fox, seen as a key driver for growth, has now been delayed until the second quarter of next year.

Genting Malaysia continues to roll out new facilities under a MYR10 billion ($2.3 billion) revamp plan, though a theme park development with 20th Century Fox, seen as a key driver for growth, has now been delayed until the second quarter of next year. The company's new Sky Casino mass floor is now open and the third and fourth floors catering to VIPs are scheduled to open this quarter.



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