15, Jan, 2017

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it will be cracking down on illegal online casinos, as well as chase tax liabilities of small town lottery (STL) operations.

12, Jan, 2017

Malaysian investment holding company MQ Technology Bhd has appointed a former Genting Hong Kong executive director to its board, a move benefitting the company’s recent diversification into the hospitality and entertainment industry.

10, Jan, 2017

Over 88 outlets and four LiveWire betting venues run by Singapore Pools had to suspend their sports betting services and winnings collection over two days as a result of a technical issues.

10, Jan, 2017

The Philippine Stock Exchange has finally approved the sale of the 653.1 million Philweb shares belonging to founder Roberto Ongpin to Gregorio Araneta III.

09, Jan, 2017

Malaysian firm Podiumspot Capital Group is reportedly finalizing plans to build the world’s largest casino cruise ship, the Crusino.

05, Jan, 2017

Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities. But just how accurate are these claims and why do so many fixes emanate from this part of the continent?     

05, Jan, 2017

For 2017 the Macau market will continue to stabilize and grow, but the operators will have to work harder to get the players to come back. The future looks good with regards to the general mass player but the VIP’s will be careful in how, where and what they play.

05, Jan, 2017

Japan will prove to be the largest opportunity in gaming today and all hospitality companies will be active in the market evaluating the potential opportunity while the legislation is being written.

05, Jan, 2017

I think the Philippines remains an intriguing story in 2017. President Duterte’s call to PAGCOR to privatize its casinos was a wise decision, although that decision was driven more by the President’s sense of morality rather than a purely business decision.

05, Jan, 2017

Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to be offered as gambling propositions.

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