Malaysia

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.

Casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd recorded a two-fold rise in net profit in the first quarter of 2017, aided by lower foreign exchange losses on its US-dollar denominated assets.

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced the launch of a new route between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville, with the first flights to start in August.

The Malaysian government plans a new Tourism Tax Bill, which analysts say is likely to weigh on the country’s hotel industry and the operator of the only integrated resort, Genting Malaysia.

The Malaysian government passed a Tourism Tax Bill in a mammoth session ending Thursday morning, which analysts say is likely to weigh on the country’s hotel industry and the operator of the only integrated resort, Genting Malaysia.

Malaysian authorities have been intensifying operations aimed at illegal gambling, with a focus on illegal four-digit (4D) public lottery and cyber gambling.

RGB International Bhd has a target to deliver around US$40 million worth of gaming machines in 2017.

Regulators, operators and sports bodies need to improve international cooperation if they are effectively to tackle match fixing, which experts say is increasingly centred on Asia.

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