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Sharon Singleton is a multi-media reporter with experience ranging from website management to reporting and editing for newspapers, news agencies and television. As Managing Editor she's been working with Asia Gaming Brief since 2013 and her specialties are: Business, current affairs, fluent in Italian, French, with working knowledge of Spanish.

Macau regulator denies talks with casino operators on digital yuan

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has denied that it has been holding talking with Macau's operators on the possibility of introducing a digital yuan. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.

Staycations to benefit Summit Ascent in short term

Locals seeking staycations are likely to provide strong support for Summit Ascent in the short term until international travel resumes, Citic Securities analysts wrote in a note.

Macau’s November GGR triggers estimate cuts

Macau’s monthly revenue disappointed to the downside again in November, prompting another round of estimate cuts and further pushing out the prospects for a full recovery.

Designing the customer experience

In Asia’s increasingly competitive igaming industry, developing a player-centric approach is becoming increasingly important to ensure acquisition and retention of customers.

Call for visa restrictions another potential hurdle to recovery

A Philippine senator is calling for an end to the Visa Upon Arrival scheme for Chinese nationals, which could potentially be a blow for both land-based casinos and the country’s Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

PlayerzPot aims for the big league

It’s yet to break into the big league when it comes to India’s fast-growing online fantasy sports market, but gaming startup PlayerzPot has caught the attention of investors, raising $3 million to accelerate its expansion plans. 

Local VIPs buoy Genting’s Malaysia operations

Behind the sea of red in Genting Malaysia’s Q3 results, analysts found reason for cheer in the performance of its domestic operations, which generated a positive EBITDA of RM541 million ($133 million) in the quarter.

Interview with Vicky Melbourne: Taking the regional credit pulse [video]

Vicky Melbourne, head of industrials, property and consumer for South Asia and Southeast Asia at Fitch Ratings, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the impact of Covid-19 on the credit profile of the region’s operators.

Macau VIP sector losing further ground

There have been some positive reports this week, talking about optimism over Macau’s medium-term future, led by the premium mass and mass markets.

Outlook brightens from H2, Fitch says

Jurisdictions benefiting from local support will continue to outperform in the first half of next year, with destination markets such as Singapore, Macau and Las Vegas, likely to begin a faster pace of recovery in the second half once vaccines become more widely available, Fitch Ratings said.