August 2017

IN FOCUS: Taking China out of the marketing loop

AUSTRALIA: Space for sports betting growth?

JAPAN: The problem of gambling addiction

MACAU: Concession concerns

TAIWAN: Kinmen gets its say

On October 28, 2017, Kinmen Island will hold a referendum in which the residents will be asked if they would support the establishment of casino-based tourism resorts on the island. Kinmen (also known as Quemoy) is a Taiwan-controlled island located off the coast of China, just outside Xiamen harbor.

In just three years, the first of the licenses awarded to Macau’s concessionaires expire and, despite the billions of dollars invested by the operators in the market, there is still no clarity over the renewal process.