Thursday, June 13, 2024

Kelsey Wilhelm

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.


Credit cards, crypto banned for online gambling in Australia 

In a move to address financial risk and promote responsible gambling, the Australian government has enforced a prohibition on using credit cards and digital currencies for online betting.

Indonesian Minister highlights link between online gambling and money laundering

An Indonesian Minister has has flagged money laundering activities associated with online gambling, identified by the country's Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK).

Euro 2024 sees 125% surge in Asian bookings:

Sports tourism is soaring from the Asian market for the UEFA Euro 2024, with a corresponding surge in sports betting activity.

New Silkroad sells majority stake in Jeju’s MegaLuck casino to offset losses

New Silkroad Culturaltainment Limited has agreed to sell its stake in the Megaluck casino on Jeju Island, South Korea for about $3.6 million, in order to mitigate its losses.

Jumbo Technology explains its new products at G2E Asia 2024

Jumbo Technology brought out an impressive array of new offerings at G2E Asia 2024, in Macau, including its Bao Ni Fa Grand and Color Game products. The debut also showcases shifting an online product to the land-based sphere. Take a look!

SkyCity: independent review into Adelaide casino license suitability recommences

SkyCity Entertainment has informed that, now that Australian courts have approved the penalty set out by Australia’s financial watchdog regarding its Adelaide casino, the independent review into its casino license suitability can resume.

Macau 2024 GGR forecast hits $30B amid higher visitation assumptions: CLSA

Due to higher visitation and GGR/visitor assumptions, brokerage firm CLSA has revised its forecast for Macau's 2024 gross gaming revenue upward, projecting it to reach $29.8 billion this year.

Mohegan appoints Nelson Parker as new Chief Strategy Officer

Mohegan, the US-based gaming operator, has announced the promotion of Nelson Parker to the position of Chief Strategy Officer.

Embattled Imperial Pacific to delist from HKEX on June 17th

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International will have its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange officially canceled on June 17th at 9am.

Genting Malaysia issues $84.7M notes for redevelopment of its resorts

Genting Malaysia Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary has recently issued medium-term notes (MTN) worth some $84.7 million to finance development and redevelopment of its properties.

Departure of Newport World Resorts top executives part of transition plan: AGI

The parent company of Philippine integrated resort operator Newport World Resorts says that the recent drastic changes in management were all part of a transition plan after the group assumed full ownership of the IR's operating company.

About 343K visitors reported in Macau during Dragon Boat Festival holidays

Macau recorded a total of 342,861 tourist arrivals during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival extended weekend that concluded on Sunday.

PAGCOR: foreign crime syndicates, not POGOs, are the real danger

So called alien hacking and scam syndicates (AHaSS) are a bigger threat to national security than POGOs, according to PAGCOR.

Over 14k arrests in Thailand on an anti-scam crackdown operation

In a crackdown on online fraud over seven months, Thailand's Royal Police have arrested over 14,000 individuals involved in call center scams, investment fraud and illegal gambling.

Federal Court of Australia greenlights $44.6M fine for SkyCity Adelaide

The Australian Federal Court has granted approval to the agreement brokered by SkyCity Adelaide and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), resolving the civil penalty proceedings initiated by AUSTRAC in December 2022.

Philippines received 2.4M international visitors in 5 months, up 16.3% YoY

The Philippines welcomed over 2.4 million international tourists in the initial five months of 2024, marking a 16.3 percent increase compared to the same period last year. 

Surge of illegal football betting in Hong Kong ahead of Euro 2024

The Hong Kong police have issued a warning regarding a surge in illegal football betting ahead of the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship, known as the Euro 2024. 

Philippine authorities to investigate Alice Guo for possible tax evasion

Philippine authorities are set to investigate Bamban Mayor Alice Guo for potential tax evasion.

Solid GGR momentum boosts Macau mass market estimates: UBS

UBS has reaffirmed its positive outlook on the Macau gaming industry, raising 2024 mass estimates to 113 percent of 2019 levels, compared to the previous estimate of 110 percent.

Take a look inside G2E Asia 2024!

The Global Gaming Expo Asia 2024 returned to Macau again, seeing strong visitation, three-days of conference and expo, and top industry suppliers and service providers. Take a peak inside!