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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.

GWC may call for immediate cancellation of Crown license

Even before the ending of the Royal Commission enquiry into whether Crown Perth is suitable to keep its casino licence, the gambling regulator may call on the Racing and Gaming Minister to cancel its licence.

POGO tax bill set to be adopted, places 5% rate on...

The House of Representatives in the Philippines is reportedly going to adopt the new bill clarifying the tax liabilities of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators, or POGOs.

Pressure builds for Macau gov’t to progress with gaming law revision

On Thursday, Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance assured that the Macau SAR government would be moving forward with its public consultation on the new gaming law within the second half of this year.

Grand Lisboa Palace to open by Sept., event dates show

The long-awaited Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau legacy gaming operator SJM Resorts' property on the Cotai strip, still does not have an announced opening date, but at an event on Wednesday, the company indicated that it was planning to host an art exhibition at the venue starting from September 1st.

Commission to evaluate Macau-HK reopening, as local outlook improves

Analysts from J.P. Morgan say they are expecting "upbeat summer holidays" in Macau, with the city hoping to recover after registering its worst gross gaming revenue figure of 2021 in June.

International Entertainment signs casino operating agreement with PAGCOR

Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment Corp is planning to develop an integrated resort casino in Manila-Philippines, featuring 250 gaming tables, 100 junket tables, 1,600 slot machines and 800 5-star luxury hotel rooms, as well as restaurants, leisure facilities and shopping arcades.

“Revenge comeback” for POGOs in Philippines, report

Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) are reportedly making a "revenge comeback" to the nation after suffering a mass exodus due to COVID-19 and increased regulations.

Gaming taxes still fuelling Macau gov’t as authorities relax measures with...

Taxes received from Macau's gaming operators in between January and June of this year totalled some MOP19.64 ($2.45 billion) during the first six months of the year.

Fitch expects pre-pandemic for Macau in 2024, Las Vegas in 2023

Analysts at Fitch Ratings say that they are expecting Macau's gaming industry, based upon its gross gaming revenue (GGR), to recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2024.

Crown CEO: only $8m owed in gaming taxes vs $272m claimed

A week of turning-point testimony by top Crown Resorts officials to a Victorian gaming commission turned emotional on Tuesday as the company's new CEO took the stand. Steve McCann, admitted that the company had likely underpaid the tax it owed the government.