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Sharon Singleton

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.

Singapore visitors top 2021 figures in the first four months of...

Tourism arrivals to Singapore in the first four months of the year have overtaken the visitor numbers for all of 2022, with a surge in April after Covid restrictions were eased.

China consumer feeling the stress from zero-Covid

China this week announced a mammoth new round of economic stimulus measures to kick-start its ravaged economy, though analysts say that this time around the rebound is unlikely to be as strong after the first bout of Covid and the impact on consumer spending may be longer lasting. 

Macau operators net debt seen at $25b by end-2022, but all...

Macau operators net debt could reach $25 billion by the end of this year if China’s strict zero-Covid policies remain in place, but most will be able to survive 2022, Morgan Stanley analysts wrote.

Saipan regulator thwarted again in bid to hold hearing on IPI...

Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has won another reprieve against efforts by Saipan’s Casino Control Commission to revoke its license postponed again. 

SJM Holdings to guarantee worker jobs in satellite casinos

SJM Holdings has said it will guarantee the jobs of any workers who find themselves unemployed due to the closure of its satellite casinos in Macau.

Shambala moves ahead with Phase 2 development in Russia’s Primorye

Shambala NJSC, which opened a casino in Russia’s Primorye gaming zone in 2020, said it has begun work on the second phase of construction at the resort.

Star Entertainment names acting CEO, interim chairman after O’Neill’s departure

Star Entertainment Group said it was naming Geoff Hogg as its acting CEO and Ben Heap as its interim chairman to fill the void left by the resignation last week of John O’Neill.

Macau weekly GGR surges 100% after post-holiday slump: Bernstein

Macau gross gambling revenue (GGR) doubled sequentially in the latest week, as demand returned following the expected post-Golden Week holiday slump, according to Bernstein Research.

Genting Singapore broadening the player base to target casual players

Genting Singapore plans to broaden its player base to focus on those who play casually for entertainment, Executive Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay told shareholders.

How new technologies can help keep customers loyal

New technologies are able to power innovation in customer loyalty programs, and drive revenues, though not many casinos are using them to their full potential.