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Viviana Chan is an editor, interpreter, and journalist. With over a decade of experience, she writes in English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Viviana started her career in Macau-based newspapers, where she became passionate about the region's social, financial, and cultural development. Her writing focuses on the economy, emerging industries, gaming development, political affairs, and cross cultural-exchange in the business and cultural domains. She is avid for news and eager to discover and cover stories that generate public relevance.

Wynn Macau’s mass GGR to expand 10% from 2019 levels in...

Wynn Macau’s mass gross gaming revenue (GGR) is likely to grow up to 10 percent from 2019 levels in 2024, says Deutsche Bank, equating to growth from $2.72 billion to $2.99 billion.

PAGCOR stands by POGOs, promising to engage third-party auditor

Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has reiterated his position to keep the country’s POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) industry, while also pledging to clean up the sector, even as the chair of the Senate Committee of Ways and Means aims to take it down.

Paradise Ent. betting on continuous EGM segment growth despite $21 million...

Macau’s Paradise Entertainment Ltd said that the enactment of the new gaming law and the signing of the new contracts in respect of the 10-year gaming concessions has “served to clear the uncertainties regarding the prospects of the gaming industry in Macau and provide new regulations and guidelines for the healthy and orderly development of the Macau gaming industry including satellite casinos”.

PAGCOR targets $4.5 billion GGR in 2023

Due to increasing momentum in the local gaming industry, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has revised its gross gaming revenue (GGR) target for 2023, up 33.1 percent compared to last year’s target, and 14.2 percent higher than actual 2022 GGR.

Genting Singapore remains “cautiously optimistic” of recovery pace

The head of casino operator Genting Singapore Ltd, Lim Kok Thay, notes that the firm is expecting “continued recovery of travel and tourism”, mentioning that the “recovery pace may be inconsistent due to international flight capacities and unexpected border measures. Further, economic uncertainties and inflationary pressure as well as manpower challenges emerge as areas of concern”.

Consistency is seen as common issue for Asia online gaming operators:...

Oppa Asia Co. Ltd.’s managing director has told AGB that the Asian affiliate industry is “less mature than in the US or Europe”, but that "it's slowly getting there”.

Popularity of Esports stimulates online betting, but ROI difficult to measure:...

Pinnacle Solution’s COO has told AGB that more B2B clients are willing to start online betting businesses related to Esports after observing that the Southeast Asian and Latin American markets are developing at a quick pace.

Regulated online casinos in Japan still very far away: Japan gaming...

The possibility of "regulated online casinos in Japan is still very far away”, says the general manager of Japan-based gaming firm Bay City Ventures.

PAGCOR GM highlights resilience of Philippine’s gaming industry

The Philippine's gaming industry showed its resilience during the pandemic shutdowns, highlighted Daniel Cecilio General Manager of Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR at the ASEAN Gaming Summit.

Macau 1Q23 ramp-up hindered by hiring constraints, non-resident worker influx only...

The labor shortage in Macau is the result of multiple factors, ranging from limited quotas for the hiring of non-resident workers, a shift in employee willingness and efforts to maintain quality control, says a local gaming scholar.