Sunday, June 23, 2024

David Green

David Green
David Green is a principal at Newpage Consulting, experts in gambling regulation. The company advises in the three key areas of regulatory frameworks, market analysis, and taxation regimes.


Saipan’s gaming regulator suggests ending exclusivity of gaming license

In a recent meeting with the House Ways and Means Committee, the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) Chairman, Edward C. Deleon Guerrero, suggested that the local legislature consider removing the exclusivity of the gaming license.

Australia comms regulator blocks more illegal offshore gambling websites

In a move to curb illegal online gambling, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that internet service providers (ISPs) block additional offshore gambling websites found to be operating in breach of the country's regulations.

Malaysia extends visa exemption for Chinese tourists until end of 2026

China and Malaysia have agreed to extend their mutual visa-free policy following the visit of Chinese Premier Li Qiang to Malaysia this week.

Report claims workers at Macau’s leading retail group suggested to take unpaid leave

The weaker-than-expected recovery in consumption due to China's economic headwinds is likely becoming apparent in Macau.

Suntrust secures extra $17M loan to help finance Westside City Resorts World project

LET Group Holdings, formerly known as Suncity Group Holdings, has provided a $17 million loan to its Philippine Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary Suntrust Resort Holdings to help finance its Westside City Project integrated resort development in Manila.

Thai casino feasibility study to be completed in 3-4 weeks: Report 

Thai Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat has announced that a feasibility study on legalizing casinos and gaming resorts in Thailand will be completed within three to four weeks.

Philippines authorities order asset freeze, deportations related to Porac POGO

A freeze order and deportations are on the cards for a group of foreigners linked to an illegal gambling and scam hub in Porac, Philippines.

MGM planning major expansion of Macau IRs beyond casino floors: Report

MGM China Holdings is potentially planning a major expansion of its resort properties in Macau as it seeks to diversify beyond traditional casino operations and cater to the growing mass-market tourist segment.

Indonesian president denies online gambling social assistance plan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that the government would not provide social assistance to online gambling players.

Dowinn junket confirms temporary suspension of operations, denies permanent closure

Dowinn Group, a leading junket operator in the Philippines, has refuted claims of a 'complete collapse' in an official statement sent to AGB, attributing the situation to 'unjust defamation by external forces’.

Aruze Gaming Global showcases its latest products

AGB sits down with Aruze Gaming Global COO to get some new insights into the group’s latest offerings, including its Muso Curve 55".

Philippines labor department cracks down on foreign workers after POGO raids

The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has vowed to tighten its screening of foreigners applying for Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) to work in the country.

GST amendment to offer potential relief for India’s online gaming industry

The Indian government is considering providing some tax relief to the country's online gaming industry.

Aruze Gaming Global granted approval for the Philippine and Macau markets

Aruze Gaming Global has been granted license approvals in both Macau and the Philippines and is targeting further expansion within Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam via new offices and distributorships.

Laurence Hawke appointed new CFO for Newport World Resorts operator

Seasoned casino finance veteran Laurence Hawke is going to be joining the operator of Newport World Resorts, in Manila, as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Konami showcases its latest offerings sweeping into APAC

Konami highlights its newest products, showing its commitment to the APAC region, with more customization, including new games for its massive Dimension 75C cabinet.

Macau targets hosting 2 international sports events per month: Pansy Ho

MGM China's Chair says that the Macau government has mandated casino operators host two international sporting events each month, along with a major arts event every two years.

Macau daily GGR softens amid European Cup: HSBC

Macau's daily run-rate, also known as daily gross gaming revenue (GGR), recorded an 18 percent week-over-week drop, which is believed to be associated with the ongoing European Cup (Euro 2024).

Over 40 PIGO operations approved as of June, 13 yet to commence activity

Philippine Inland Gaming Operators (PIGOs) continue to expand, with the nation's gaming regulator indicating there were some 44 service providers authorized as of early June.

MGM China to issue $500M in new debt financing: Moody’s

MGM China, a majority-owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, will issue $500 million in new senior unsecured notes, rating agency Moody's Ratings stated.