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Kelsey Wilhelm
Kelsey Wilhelm is a broadcast, print journalist and editor based in Asia for over 15 years. Focused on content creation, management, cross-cultural exchange and interviews for multi-lingual productions. Writing focus on gaming, business, politics, culture and heritage, events and celebrities, subcultures, music, film, art and fashion. Some of Kelsey's specialties are: editing, writing, copy creation, multi-lingual content production, cross-cultural exchange, content creation and management for Asian markets.

VICI Properties acquires remaining stake in MGM Grand/Mandalay Bay for $1.27bln...

Casino real estate giant VICI Properties is going to completely take over the Las Vegas MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay properties, acquiring financial behemoth Blackstone’s 49.9 percent stake in a deal worth ‘approximately $1.27 billion’ in cash.

Chau asks court to acquit Suncity colleagues, verdict set for Jan....

Former Suncity boss Alvin Chau has continued to plead his innocence while also calling for an acquittal of his Suncity employees, rather than beg courts to solely dismiss charges against him. Chau made the statement in the final hearing before the issuance of a verdict in the case, on January 18th.

Macau November GGR at $374mln, down 23% sequentially, 55% annually

Macau’s gross gaming revenue for the month of November continued its dismal trend, with GGR coming in at just MOP2.99 billion ($374.23 million). The figure is a 23.08 percent monthly drop and a 55.56 percent yearly drop.

Genting Berhad to sell Miami real estate, seeking $1bln for New...

Genting Berhad is reportedly planning to sell part of its Miami real estate, seeking over $1 billion, which it plans to use to further other projects, such as a casino bid in New York.

Sands China restructuring capital of Macau subsidiary to comply with gaming...

Sands China is restructuring the share capital and management of its concession-detaining subsidiary in Macau, the second company to announce such a restructuring following the government’s granting of provisional 10-year gaming concessions to the six incumbent operators.

AUSTRAC serves The Star with statement of claim, penalty amount not...

Australian casino operator The Star says that it has been served with a statement of claim from the nation’s financial crimes watchdog AUSTRAC, which is ‘commencing civil penalty proceedings in relation to alleged contraventions of obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act’.

Alvin Chau defense: proxy betting revenue so low, illogical to risk...

The defense of former Suncity head Alvin Chau claims that there is no evidence that the junket boss had received any revenue from companies allegedly involved in proxy betting, and that the scale of Suncity Group’s business made it inconceivable that Chau would need to be involved in such illegal activity.

Crown Resorts records $632mln loss for financial year

Crown Resorts has registered an AU$945.4 million ($632.18 million) loss for its financial year (until June), mostly due to the company preparing some AU$617 million ($412.58 million) in preparation for expected fines due to the numerous inquiries into its casino operations.

PH senator calls PAGCOR’s POGO roadmap “plain rubbish”

The Philippine chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means has called PAGCOR’s POGO roadmap “plain rubbish”, claiming the body lacks a “thorough appreciation of the industry”.

The Star responds to Queensland regulators

Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment says that it has ‘responded to show cause notices from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation’ of the state of Queensland.