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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.
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Bold plan for New Zealand Gaming Industry

New Zealand’s fledgling gaming industry is pushing a plan for government assistance to help it become a billion dollar export earner in the worldwide...
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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.

Counting the cost of labour

Integrated resorts are a people-based business, needing top quality staff to provide guests with an experience that stands out from the crowd, yet as...

Suncity Group’s big diversification gamble

First established in 2007 amid Macau’s casino boom, Suncity Group rose to become the former Portuguese colony’s largest junket business, operating opulent VIP rooms...

DOF wants to enforce tax through a POGO worker database

The Department of Finance will be compiling a database of foreign workers hired by Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to ensure they pay the correct taxes.

Donaco results still hampered by ongoing litigation

Australia-listed Donaco International is still dealing with the impact of its ongoing legal battle with its former Thai vendor, recording a statutory loss of A$36.8 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2018.

Sheldon Adelson battling cancer

It has been revealed that Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is undergoing treatment for a form of blood cancer, throwing a dark shadow across his casino empire, including in Asia.

Yokohama business leaders to establish IR promotion council

Leaders of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry are making another push for an IR bid in their city, this time announcing that they will form an “IR Promotion Council” by the end of the year.
President Rodrigo Duterte

Risk premium clouds prospects

“I hate gambling. I do not want it. “There will be no casinos outside of what are existing. I am not granting anything.”  

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Nagasaki to choose its IR operator partner in autumn 2020

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has told his prefectural assembly that his administration plans to select its IR operator in autumn 2020.

Casino winnings taxation policy delayed until next year

Some lawmakers have grown concerned that the proposed policy on the taxation of casino winnings is too heavy-handed, and a settlement of the issue has been delayed until next year.

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ASEAN Gaming Summit receives top accolade at Login Casino Awards

The ASEAN Gaming Summit has been named as the "Most Significant Conference of the Year" at the third annual Login Casino Awards.Nominees for the...

Michael Hu: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Michael Hu, president Asia Pacific, Interblock 1. When did you arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in 2005, working for Interblock as a...

Ted Chan: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Ted Chan, chief operating officer, Japan Development, Galaxy Entertainment 1) When did you first arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in Macau in...