Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nine Vietnamese football players get lifetime ban extensions

Nine Vietnamese players have had their lifetime bans for match-fixing extended to include soccer related activities at confederation level, the Asian Football Confederation said. Vietnam's...

Universal sells stake in Philippine land affiliate

Japan’s Universal Entertainment may have overcome a roadblock that was delaying its $2 billion integrated resort in Manila by selling its stake in a...

Summit Ascent completes hiring for Russia project, sees Aug. opening

Summit Ascent Holdings said it has now completed the hiring for its new casino in Vladivostok and expects to open the delayed property no...

Savan Vegas, jewel in Laos’ gambling crown

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, huddled between its larger Indochina neighbours, boasts unparalleled natural scenery and a rich culture almost untouched by the commercial world. It also supports a niche, yet thriving casino market.As in neighbouring nations, the gaming sector is loosely regulated and locals are banned from gambling, so the country’s properties tend to be located in border areas and cater to the tastes of surrounding countries -- Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Timeframe for Vietnam casino reform remains hazy

Foreign investors are still waiting for clarity on when Vietnam will pass a bill that is expected to reform the country’s gambling industry, opening the market to locals for the first time and potentially triggering a flood of foreign investment. The passage of legislation is keenly awaited by operators keen to enter the market, but who are wary of major investment in a jurisdiction solely reliant on foreign tourism.

Donaco says Aristo VIP traffic rebounds in March

Australia-listed Donaco International said visitation to its Aristo International casino in northern Vietnam doubled in March and was up 43 percent in April as...

South Korea plans to launch casino cruise ships for locals

South Korea plans to launch cruises that will allow its locals to gamble within the year, with the vessels serving ports around the country,...

New police official cracks down on illegal gambling in Sihanoukville

A new Cambodian police official has ordered officers to crackdown on illegal gambling in the country’s southwestern coastal destination, warning that he will take...

Ho Tram eyes locals license, major expansion

Along Vietnam’s coastline in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, the verdant hills of The Bluffs golf course rise and fall to form undulating shapes on either side of a road that leads into one of Vietnam’s newest and most spectacular casino resorts, The Grand on the Ho Tram Strip.

AGA receives Shinzo Abe in Washington

The American Gaming Association welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Diet to Washington as part of the AGA’s bid to...

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