Gross gambling revenue from the mass market sector rose almost 18 percent in Q3, while VIP play declined 22.5 percent as the slowing Chinese economy held back growth, according to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).
Political parties and citizens opposed to an IR bid at Yamashita Pier are launching movements both to recall Fumiko Hayashi as mayor of Yokohama as well as to subject any casino construction plans to a popular referendum.
Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie plans to call for a royal commission inquiry into Crown Resorts after a second whistleblower claimed the company is helping VIPs to bypass customs.
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