Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fire damages SkyCity Auckland convention centre

SkyCity Entertainment Ltd.’s landmark international convention centre in downtown Auckland has been severely damaged and its future is uncertain after a massive fire ripped through the NZ$700 million centre and associated five-star hotel.

International Entertainment appoints new CFO

International Entertainment said Li Shui Keung ceased to be chief financial officer with effect from Oct. 22.

Macau Sept. tourist arrivals gain, overnight guests decline

Tourism arrivals showed strong growth into Macau in September, though government data shows the biggest gains were in the lower spending day tripper category.

IMF explains Macau forecast cut

The IMF has explained why it cut Macau’s economic forecasts for this year,  blaming a negative performance in the first half, falling investment and lower gambling revenue.

Sands to open “body immersive” museum

Sands China is adding to its non-gaming attractions with a digital-only museum that it describes as a “body immersive” experience.

DoF wants higher POGO taxes

The Department of Finance in the Philippines has said it will back a proposal for a 5 percent tax hike on the country’s offshore igaming licensees.

Credit card gaming ban to be implemented

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs is planning to implement a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling, local media reports.

Villagers oppose casino relocation

Nerul villagers are opposing a plan to relocate Goa’s floating casinos to a site in Aguada Bay, local media reports.

Do cashless pokies cause higher losses?

When it comes to gambling, Australians are the world’s biggest losers. Based on average losses, in 2017 every person lost the equivalent of AU$1,000. 

Slow progress seen in Asian online gaming regulation

Asian governments are expected to eventually regulate online gaming, though lack of legislation is still a major factor holding back potential.
 
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Cambodia stops issuing online gambling licenses

Cambodia will no longer issue licenses to online gambling businesses, and all existing licenses will not be renewed when they are expired, the Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in a directive on Sunday, Xinhua reports.

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