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Felix is the Asia Editor and Events Director of the Asia Gaming Brief. He has over a decade of experience developing conferences for industries including gaming, telecoms, investment, biotechnology, and mining. He has developed some of the most well-known conferences for the Asian gaming industry, most recently being the ASEAN Gaming Summit, the Australasian Gaming Seminars, and the Mekong Gaming Summit. Felix covers gaming technology and innovation and is passionate about developing engaging and eye-catching content for the industry.

Guangdong covid-19 cases seen turning a corner

Guangdong health officials are reportedly upbeat over the slowing number of covid-19 infections and have even started to lift lockdowns in certain areas. 
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CAC to target illegal online gambling websites and promoters

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will be ramping up measures to tackle cross-border gambling networks, including precision strikes on overseas gambling groups, and enhanced supervision of blockchain services and related platforms. 
Blackstone makes A$8 billion bid for Crown Resorts

Victorian royal commission into Crown extended to October

The Victorian government has granted a request from the royal commission into Crown to allow additional time and funding to complete its inquiry into whether Crown Resorts is suitable to hold a license in Victoria. 
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Genting sends first $10 million rent check to Miami

Malaysia-based Genting Bhd has delivered its first rent check of $10 million as part of the casino group’s 90 year rental of space above an Omni bus station, located across the street from its to-be-built Resorts World Miami resort. 
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Genting Singapore good chance of securing Japan casino: Bernstein

Bernstein analyst Vitaly Umansky believes Genting Singapore to have a “very strong chance” of securing a Japan casino opportunity in Yokohama, given its Singapore background and its Japanese partner. 
Macau diversification debate focuses on finance

Bernstein expecting June GGR to fall 30% as Guangdong cases surge

Bernstein analysts are expecting Macau June GGR to be down around 30 percent from May, due mainly to a surge in covid-19 cases in Guangdong and increased travel restrictions for travelers from the region. 
Sally Gainsbury

Using behavioural science to combat illegal gambling operators

Each year, Australians lose up to an estimated $400 million betting on illegal offshore gambling websites, although use of offshore sites is difficult to track. Many of these sites are unregulated, and have the potential to defraud customers and put them at risk of harm.
Regulating the Game 2021

Asia Gaming Brief partners with Regulating the Game 2021

The organizers of Regulating the Game 2021 have on-boarded its third media partner Asia Gaming Brief this week and have published additional details about some of their International Center for Gaming Regulation lecturers.
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AML watchdog investigates Crown Perth, SkyCity Adelaide, The Star

Australia’s financial crime regulator AUSTRAC has launched formal investigations into a number of high-profile ASX-listed companies in Australia, three of which are casinos.
Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts, CEO, President

Hornbuckle expects Macau to be in good position in 12 months

MGM Resorts president and CEO Bill Hornbuckle says he is hopeful that the company’s operations in Macau will be in a good position in around 12 months' time, despite a slower-than-desired recovery compared to their home market of Las Vegas. 

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