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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. Sharon has strong interest in current affairs and a global perspective having worked in Asia, Europe and North America. 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.

Suntrust amends Westside City accord, extends deadline to 2024

Suntrust Home Developers, the Philippines unit of Suncity Group, said it had adjusted the terms of a contract to build an integrated resort in Manila, pushing the deadline for completion to 2024.

Dream11 parent raises $840m in latest funding round

Dream Sports, the parent company of Indian fantasy sports group Dream11, said it has raised $840 million in a funding round, giving it a valuation of $8 billion. 

Macau court ruling to speed the decline of the VIP market

Macau’s highest court has dealt a significant blow to the city’s ailing VIP market in a ruling that is likely to hasten the demise of the sector, says Ben Lee, managing partner of IGamiX Management & Consulting.

New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated international travellers from April 30th

New Zealand said it will reopen its borders for fully vaccinated international travellers from April 30th, although they will still need to complete seven days of mandatory self isolation.

Macau GGR estimates cut for sixth time: J.P. Morgan

Estimates for Macau's gross gambling revenue (GGR) next year have been cut for a sixth time by analysts at J.P. Morgan, which says other brokerage firms are likely to follow its lead.

Grand Lisboa Palace to open Palace Garden restaurant on Dec. 1

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau said its Cantonese restaurant, Palace Garden, will open on 1 December.

APAC gaming to remain challenging in 2022, with full recovery from...

The outlook for Asia Pacific's gaming industry remains challenging next year, with a return to full visitation and pre-pandemic revenues not seen until at least 2023, or 2024, Fitch Ratings forecasts.

Jeju Shinhwa casino no longer offering voluntary retirement, unpaid leave

The operator of the Jeju Shinhwa World casino said it's no longer offering voluntary retirement, or asking staff to take unpaid leave and has instead agreed to work to stabilize relations between staff and management.

Malaysia/Laos eye online gambling legislation as Covid bites

Malaysia and Laos are considering regulating online gambling to raise tax revenue to aid the recovery of their Covid-ravaged economies.

Wynn Macau found jointly liable in Dore theft case, court finds

Macau's highest court has upheld a ruling that has found Wynn Macau jointly liable with junket operator Dore Entertainment for the repayment of a HK$6 million debt to a VIP player.