Independent gaming consultant Andrew Klebanow speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about impact of Covid-19 on Las Vegas and the prospects for recovery. We discuss how Genting will be opening the doors to its Resorts World Las Vegas this summer into a significantly different operating environment.
Gross gambling revenue from licensed casinos in the Philippines jumped more than 29 percent in 1Q22, confirming predictions that the country will be one of the best-performing markets in Asia going forward.
New property openings, domestic online gaming and pent-up travel demand puts the Philippines gaming industry in a perfect position for growth over the next few years.
South Korea reopened its borders to vaccinated travelers from April 1st, providing some relief for its foreigner-only casinos, but recovery is expected to be a long haul given the lack of Chinese visitation.
Most countries around Asia are starting to open their borders to kick-start international tourism as they learn to live with the virus. The conspicuous stand-out is of course China, which is doggedly sticking with its zero-Covid policy, meaning that the integrated resorts that were designed to cater for this segment will be reopening without a key sector of their clientele. To kick off the week, Andrew Klebanow, founder and senior adviser at C3 Gaming takes us around the main casino jurisdictions in Asia to evaluate the main winners and losers and what they can do to mitigate the impact.
Public policy makers and health officials in countries across East Asia are cautiously optimistic that their tourism economies will begin to recover in 2022. Casino operators in particular are hoping for a resumption of international travel.
Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Motivations behind call for federal probe into U.S. operators questioned
Last week, the U.S. based trade union, known as the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501 announced it has sent letters to five U.S. departments demanding a probe into the business relationships that U.S. casino operators have held with former junket operator SunCity and its boss Alvin Chau.
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Politics may be behind recent calls by a Las Vegas casino worker union for a federal investigation into U.S. casino operators and their ties with former junket operator SunCity, according to observers of the U.S. and Macau gaming industry.
It was another tough year for the Philippines in 2021, which suffered among the most lengthy casino closures in Asia, although 4Q21 figures from...
NagaCorp’s NagaWorld in Phnom Penh has defended its relationship with unionized workers after the treatment of striking employees by local authorities raised concerns amongst human rights organizations and the U.S.