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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.

Six incumbents get provisional Macau gaming license, Genting fails in bid

Genting has failed again in its bid for a Macau casino license, with authorities on Saturday announcing that the current six operators will continue as Macau’s only six concession holders.

PH senator says PAGCOR should be split – one body for...

The Philippine chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means is calling for PAGCOR to be split into two bodies, one for regulation and one for operation.

Genting Malaysia narrows its 3Q22 loss to $1.84mln

Genting Malaysia has narrowed its third quarter loss significantly, when compared to 2021, recording a loss of RM8.26 million ($1.83 million), as opposed to RM307.04 million ($68.3 million) in 3Q21.

Macau gaming concessionaires investment to rise beyond $12.4 bln: report

Macau’s future gaming concessionaires are going to have to invest even more than the MOP100 billion ($12.4 billion) they were planning to over the 10-year span of their new licenses.

Macau government sets aside $80.8mln to attract tourists from new markets

Macau’s government has set aside MOP650 million ($80.82 million) to try and attract tourists from new markets next year.

The Star expecting further remediation costs, company ‘exiting junkets, closing int’l...

Fallout from investigations into The Star Entertainment is set to cost the group at least $29.9 million in 2023, with 11 percent domestic revenue drop already seen at its Sydney property. The group plans to end all junket affiliations and close international offices and banking accounts amid mitigation plan.

Macau Jan-Oct gaming tax revenue less than half of expected, 4Q22...

Tax revenue from Macau’s gaming operators up until October only reached some 47.5 percent of the level expected in the annual budget, despite a downward revision carried out in July.

China entrants to Macau must undergo NAT two days after arrival

All individuals arriving in Macau from China are now required to take a COVID test two days after their arrival. The measure is also retroactive to all arrivals from mainland China from November 17th.

Travellers affiliate Megaworld investing $261mln in Winford Resort in Manila

Property developer Megaworld Corp is investing some PHP15 billion ($261.34 million) in a three-hectare ‘new integrated lifestyle community’ in Manila that will include a casino.

October visitation to Macau up just 4% m-o-m despite Golden Week

Visitor arrivals to Macau during the month of October totaled just 580,333, a rise of only 4 percent month-on-month, despite the Golden Week holiday period which normally drives strong visitation and expenditure.