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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.

IPI has written off $1b in gaming debts, more than LV...

Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has written off more in gaming debts in the past three years than all of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in a decade.

Will Japan reopen its casino license application process?

Japan’s intention was always to have three IR locations and it would make most sense to reopen the license application process to allow new entrants, says industry consultant Joji Kokuryo.

Philippines casino GGR seen at PHP105.8b by year-end: PAGCOR

Gross gambling revenue for land-based casinos in the Philippines is expected to hit PHP105.85 billion ($1.91 billion) this year as the industry recovers from Covid, a senior Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) official said. 

Macau casinos seen posting almost zero revenue in July: Bernstein

Macau’s casino operators are expected to report near zero revenue for July as Covid restrictions drag, with August likely to be down 89 percent from its pre-pandemic levels, analysts at Bernstein Research wrote. 

Udenna says Clark-related debt settled, technically no default

Udenna Corp said it has settled a payment related to Clark Global City in the Philippines and that the issue did not technically constitute a default. 

Crown Resorts to begin VIP gamings in Sydney on August 8th

Crown Resorts will begin gaming operations in Sydney under a provisional license on August 8th, more than 18 months after the Barangaroo resort opened. 

Content king as Covid boosts competition in Asian affiliates industry

The affiliate market in Asia’s online gambling industry is expanding, with Covid giving an additional push, but any website without deep and local content will struggle to survive.

Macau’s zero-Covid despair

As I’m writing this, there appears to be very little light at the end of a very long tunnel for Macau.

Investors warn GST proposals to crush India’s online skill-games industry

A group of venture capital investors have written to India’s finance minister urging him not to implement a proposal that would impose a 28 percent Goods and Services Tax on total deposits instead of gross gambling revenue, which they say will significantly harm the skill-based industry's growth.

Genting Singapore 2022 earnings forecast upped 78% on recovery optimism: Maybank

Genting Singapore’s full year earnings forecast has been hiked 78 percent by Maybank following a faster-than-expected recovery at rival Marina Bay Sands.