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Nelson Moura

Nelson Moura
Editor and reporter with 10 years of experience in Greater China, namely Taiwan and Macau, in printed and online media, with a focus on finance, gaming, politics, crime, business and social issues.

UN, China and Philippines officials pledge joint efforts to crack down...

Senior officials from ASEAN, China and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have agreed to address transnational organized crime and trafficking in persons associated with casinos and scams.

UAE future gaming sector with significant growth potential, regulations unlikely before...

As a wealthy nation with a growing population and a reputation as a popular tourist destination, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) possesses significant growth potential in the gaming sector and major players from Asia and Las Vegas are likely to get a piece of the action. UAE-based lawyer Moses Charles Kivuna, breaks down the possible restrictions and restrictions for investors.

Improvement of basic infrastructure key to Philippines tourism goals: Tourism Secretary

Improving the country's basic infrastructure will be key for the Philippines' goal of becoming a "tourist powerhouse in Asia", says the Philippines Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco.

Cyprus was the best choice to offer an Asia-inspired large-scale premium...

Location, government support, and a complete surrounding touristic environment made Cyprus the right choice for establishing Melco's first European integrated resort, Board Director and President of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, Evan Winkler, said.

Macau still a competitive luxury destination: consultant

The Macau SAR remains an attractive luxury destination in the region thanks to a mix of location, luxury hospitality and fine dining offerings, luxury consultant Daniel Langer told Asia Gaming Brief.

Estimated operators non-gaming investment in 2024 to account for about 20...

Analysts from Morgan Stanley estimate the average yearly spend for non-gaming diversification by the Macau SAR concessionaires over their 10-year concession term will be around 20 percent of EBITDA volume estimated for 2024.

Macau Jockey Club will have to fulfill concession contract requirements: Secretary

Macau's Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, said Wednesday, when commenting on the recent discussion concerning the future of the Macau Jockey Club, that "operators must perform their obligations strictly in accordance with the requirements of the law and the concession contract".

Hong Kong sales manager confesses handing out bribes to Wynn Macau...

A Hong Kong sales manager has pleaded guilty to offering bribes to a director of Wynn Macau for maintenance contracts involving a total of around HK$34 million ($4.3 million).

Melco ready for 20 percent investment pledge increase, working with gov’t...

The gaming operators and the Macau government share the same goals, despite delays in diversification plan discussions, the chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Lawrence Ho, indicated. The company is also ready to tackle a 20 percent investment pledge increase once GGR levels top $22.45 billion, says the executive.

Possible UAE gaming legalization a major development in Asian gaming expansion:...

The legalization of casino gaming in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be a "major international development in the ongoing expansion of gaming in Asia", gaming scholar and researcher Jorge Godinho stated.