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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.

Thai political parties eye tax windfall from online gambling

A group of Thailand's smaller political parties has submitted a draft amendment to the country’s gambling act to legalize both online gambling and casinos to raise tax revenue and aid economic recovery. 

Star Entertainment executive chairman John O’Neill quits

Australia’s Star Entertainment is without a leader after executive chairman John O’Neill announced his resignation on Friday.

Crown Resorts shareholders approve $6.3 billion Blackstone takeover

Crown Resorts’ shareholders have voted in favor of an A$8.9 billion ($6.3 billion) takeover offer from Blackstone, although the U.S. investor has still not cleared Australian regulatory hurdles.

South Korea to reopen to tourists from June 1st 

South Korea said it will resume issuance of short-term visas for foreign tourists from June 1st, lifting restrictions that have been in place for more than two years. 

Universal upgraded by Fitch on Philippines IR recovery hopes

Japan’s Universal Entertainment has been upgraded by Fitch Ratings on expectations for a modest recovery in its Okada Manila property in the Philippines.

Suncity executive director Andrew Lo new company owner after Alvin Chau...

Suncity Group Holdings executive director Andrew Lo is the new majority shareholder in the group after former CEO Alvin Chau offloaded his stake.

Bloomberry agrees to buy $144m of land for third Philippines IR

Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment said it has agreed to buy PHP7.55 billion ($144 million) of land to build a third integrated resort in the Philippines.

Macau gaming law tweaks seen as little more than a bandaid

Macau legislators proposed two key amendments to the city’s gaming law bill this week, but both are seen as short-term patches that do little to help solve some of the larger issues facing the industry.

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City wants casinos, potentially also for locals

The People’s Committee of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has put forward a proposal to allow casinos in five-star hotels, at which locals may be permitted to gamble, as part of a raft of measures to improve nightlife.

India proposes GST tax hike for online gambling firms

India is proposing to hike tax for online gambling firms to 28 percent of the face value of a bet, bringing the nascent industry in line with casinos and horse racing.