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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: How China’s new criminal law affects Macau and its junkets – Ben Lee

The runway is finally clear for Crown Resorts to open up its Sydney gaming rooms after receiving in-principle approval from the NSW regulator yesterday.

Interview with Ben Lee: Digital yuan to drive growth explosion in Macau

Ben Lee, managing partner of iGamiX Management & Consulting speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about how China’s new criminal law may affect Macau and its junkets. He also talks about the increasing chatter about the introduction of a digital yuan in Macau, which could trigger explosive growth in casino revenue.

Ben Lee sees solution for Macau diversification in digital yuan [Podcast]

Ben Lee suggests that Macau might switch over its local economy, including its massive casinos, away from the Pataca or Hong Kong Dollar to the Digital Yuan. He sees this as an “elegant solution” for many of Macau’s economic challenges, and one that still leaves important roles for the junket industry as well.

Ben Lee

Ben Lee is the managing partner of IGamiX Management & Consulting based in Macau. He is quietly acknowledged as one of the region’s experts...

The year ahead – Ben Lee

Looking forward to 2017, the picture is less than clear. With the recent detention and arrests of Crown’s staff in China, all but one...

Beijing given chance to reset the table in Macau: Lee

The latest developments in relation to Macau’s gaming concession retendering process has given a chance for Beijing to “reset the table” in respect to the makeup of Chinese vs American casino companies in Macau.

Picking apart PIGOs – cost vs benefit

The Philippines’ decision to allow online gambling within its borders is a major step forward for igaming in Asia, but restrictions on operations mean it’s unlikely to be a game changer, at least initially.

Macau court ruling to speed the decline of the VIP market

Macau’s highest court has dealt a significant blow to the city’s ailing VIP market in a ruling that is likely to hasten the demise of the sector, says Ben Lee, managing partner of IGamiX Management & Consulting.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Proxy betting could ease pain for Korea’s foreigner-only casinos

South Korea's foreigner-only casinos have been in a "world of hurt", and are likely to continue to do so for several more years, says industry consultant Ben Lee.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: What’s driving change in Macau’s visitor profile?

There has been a disconnect between the number of incoming tourists and gross gambling revenue, signaling a changing demographic amongst the Mainland Chinese visitor to Macau, says Ben Lee, managing partner of iGamiX Management and Consulting.