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Sands mulls joint IR bid with Osaka firms: Tanasijevich

Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich said the operator was in talks with several companies in the Osaka region about the possibility of making a “joint bid” for the Yumeshima IR.

Wakayama seminar draws in the business community

The Wakayama IR Business Connect Seminar was held on the late afternoon of Feb.19th and was successful in drawing interest from a large cross-section of the local business community, as well as domestic and international media.

Melco 18Q4 results above estimates

Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 5 percent gain in Q4 revenue, attributing the increase to higher group-wide rolling chip and mass market table games revenue.

Malacañang backs BIR’s POGO targeting

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is asking for PAGCOR’s assistance in assuring Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) register with the tax department before their licenses can be renewed.

Police probe fatal stabbing at Sands China hotel

Police in Macau are probing the fatal stabbing of a 41-year-old man from mainland China in Sands China’s Conrad Hotel.

Sports integrity, lack of understanding, pose risks for esports wagering

The stellar projections for esports revenue have whet the appetite of online wagering operators, though the absence of regulation, questions over sports integrity and lack of expertise mean widespread adoption in the gambling industry may be far away.

Australia takes on sporting cheats, but global action needed

Australia is stepping up its game in seeking to stamp out match fixing, though the illegal gambling that underpins the problem is estimated to generate profits of at least $4.2 billion in just six jurisdictions and is growing much faster than legal wagering.

Yumeshima’s post-Expo future may include Formula One

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura revealed in an interview with the Sankei Shinbun that he envisions attracting Formula One racing to Yumeshima after the 2025...

Huis Ten Bosch investment deal with Fosun Group falls through

Major travel agency H.I.S. has announced that its anticipated investment deal with the Fosun Group of China regarding the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, revealed last December, has fallen through.

Universal-Capcom pachislot alliance “a powerful collaboration”

The business alliance between Universal Entertainment and Capcom to jointly develop pachislot machines has been described by an industry analyst to Asia Gaming Brief as “a powerful collaboration.”

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