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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.

Casino operators fall short of royal titles

At least two operators in the Asia Pacific region this week have to be thinking thank goodness it’s Friday. The ongoing sagas at both Imperial Pacific and Crown Resorts only got more tawdry, doing little to improve the brand image of the region’s gambling industry.

Moody’s cautious about NagaCorp expansion plans

Nagacorp, the operator of Cambodia’s NagaWorld, has undoubtedly been one of Asia’s integrated resort success stories, though credit ratings agency Moody’s is now sounding a note of caution about its expansion plans.

Crown delays Sydney debut after money laundering admission

Crown Resorts will not be opening its A$2.2 billion Sydney casino in December and will need to wait until February before it hears whether it will retain its license, which was thrown into further doubt after a last-minute admission of money laundering.

Martin Williams on post election China-US relations [Podcast]

Martin Williams, Vixio Gambling Compliance journalist and Asia editor, talks with AGB managing editor, Sharon Singleton, about whether the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States may help to reset rock-bottom Sino-U.S. relations. He says we can probably expect a different tone, but in substance Beijing may even have a tougher time.  

Summit Ascent GGR growth to soar on Suncity backing

Brokerage house Credit Suisse has initiated coverage of Summit Ascent Holdings, giving the firm a strong vote of confidence due to the backing of major shareholder Suncity Group, with gross gambling revenue projected to surge 349 percent next year.

Suppliers get igaming boost

Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.

Macau gaming law revision not likely until late 2021

Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry. 

Regulator says Macau still studying online gambling

Macau’s gambling regulator has acknowledged that authorities are studying the possibility of allowing online betting to help offset the dramatic loss of revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis, raising an exciting, if remote sounding possibility.

Staffing in a crisis

2020 has been an unprecedented year in the global gambling industry, not least because of the staffing challenges that have been created by the pandemic.

Interview with Michael Keen: Trade wars, supply chains and trends [video]

CTR vice president of sales Michael Keen speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the glitches in the global supply chains following Covid and the latest buying trends from operators and suppliers. He also talks about the impact of U.S./China trade tensions.