Malaysia

Genting Malaysia continues to roll out new facilities under a RM10 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.

A massive police crackdown on illegal gambling in Penang has pushed illegal gambling operators into the outskirts of town, and online, according to Penang police chief Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye.

Betsoft Gaming have announced that they have signed a partnership deal with a new Asian-facing operator HBet63.

Malaysian casino operator Genting Group has sold its stake in Australia’s The Star Entertainment Group, according to sources speaking to AFR’s Street Talk.

Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) returned to profit in the financial year ended April 30, 2017, due mainly to gains in the property investment and development segment, but was dampened by its gaming operations.

A total of 2,348 locals and foreigners have been detained by police in Johor for illegal online gambling.

Penang will help police efforts in eradicating illegal gambling in the state, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Around 80 individuals have been arrested over the past two weeks as part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal gambling in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Penang’s law enforcement is intensifying its crackdown on illegal gambling businesses in the state.

Genting chairman and CEO Lim Kok Thay has filed an affidavit against two of his nephews, Joey Lim Keong Yew and Benjamin Lim Keong Hoe, disputing their combined 49.2 percent share in Australia-listed Donaco International Ltd.

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