Monday, August 19, 2019

INTELLIGENCE

Australian horse racing

NSW and Victoria stage turf war in Australian racing

Australian racing is in the midst of one of the biggest changes in its long history as the nation's two biggest states – New South Wales and Victoria – wage what the media have dubbed a "turf war" and behind which lies two different approaches to the business of betting.

SkyCity tackles licensing hurdles

SkyCity Entertainment is grappling with capacity issues, as licensing regulations in New Zealand make expansion of its properties difficult. 
Nepal Generic

Hotel boom leads to new casino plans in Nepal

Nepal is expecting further expansion of its casino industry as five-star hotels spring up across the country ahead of a major tourism initiative next year. 
Goa, Casino Royale

Mandovi deadline looms as politicians wrangle

The fate of Goa’s floating casinos is still unclear as a deadline for their removal from the Mandovi River looms, with industry experts urging the government to proceed with caution when it comes to moving them to land.
Bangkok, Thailand

Operators eye Thai potential

Thailand’s ongoing ban on all forms of gambling is proving a gold mine for casinos elsewhere in the region, with a growing number taking steps to specifically target the Thai VIP base. 
Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Navigating Indochina’s investment risk

Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these grey jurisdictions.

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Slot machines in Australia

Red tape tangles EGM innovation

Manufacturers have become frustrated with Australia’s lengthy product approval processes, and have been pointing to “regulatory bottlenecks” as one of the main reasons for a lack of innovation in the market. 
Dealers in Macau

Casino firms not hitched to social capital bandwagon

There is a growing trend towards businesses founded on the premise of social capital, though despite their enormous profits, most casino firms have yet to sign on.
Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Navigating Indochina’s investment risk

Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these grey jurisdictions.
Bangkok, Thailand

Operators eye Thai potential

Thailand’s ongoing ban on all forms of gambling is proving a gold mine for casinos elsewhere in the region, with a growing number taking steps to specifically target the Thai VIP base. 
Goa, Casino Royale

Mandovi deadline looms as politicians wrangle

The fate of Goa’s floating casinos is still unclear as a deadline for their removal from the Mandovi River looms, with industry experts urging the government to proceed with caution when it comes to moving them to land.

Mekong Gaming Summit 2019

Due to take place at the Sofitel in Phnom Penh from 10-11 September 2019, the Mekong Gaming Summit 2019 will gather operators, regulators, ministers,...