23, Jun, 2017

Gaming regulator Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) has indicated that it intends to lift the suspension on Resorts World Manila’s gaming license soon.

21, Jun, 2017

The attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely public smoking ban and a proposed casino entry fee are putting pressure on the Philippine gambling industry.

It was the best performing in Asia in 2016 and had been tipped for another year of strong growth.

However, the recent attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely blanket public smoking ban, and plans to introduce a PHP3,000 (US$60) casino entry fee may negatively impact visitation and revenues.

21, Jun, 2017

Asia’s casinos are likely to face higher costs as they improve security in the wake of the attack on Resorts World Manila in June.

The assault by lone gunman, Jessie Carlos, which resulted in the deaths of thirty eight people including the gunman, has placed casino security across the world in the spotlight. Regulators and authorities are almost universally making demands of operators to strengthen security and increase cooperation with law enforcement.

21, Jun, 2017

Traveller’s Hotel Group chairman David Chua Ming Huat is asking the government for permission to resume operations after its license was suspended following the casino attack at Resorts World Manila on June 2.

19, Jun, 2017

Securities and Exchange Commission chairperson Teresita Herbosa says the current P5 million (US$100,000) threshold for casinos should be lowered to cover more suspicious transactions.

19, Jun, 2017

City of Dreams Manila operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. says it has beefed up security following the June 2 casino attack at Resorts World Manila.

19, Jun, 2017

Gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has been ousted as the chairman of Tiger Resort, Leisure, and Entertainment Inc, as a result of an investigation over an alleged improper transfer of funds.

19, Jun, 2017

Philippines is set to emerge as the largest entertainment market in ASEAN - surpassing that of Singapore due to favorable policies and infrastructure development, says Morgan Stanley.

15, Jun, 2017

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

15, Jun, 2017

More than twenty years have passed since the term “millennial” was first coined, and while casino operators and gaming manufacturers have kept a close eye on the market, many have yet to nail down a successful product for this “connected” generation.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that millennials won’t spend on real money games.

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