Monday, September 20, 2021

PAGCOR casino sale not seen viable as fundraiser

The Philippines Government is seeking to extract as much revenue as possible from its gaming industry, but selling off PAGCOR casinos is not seen as a viable option.
NuStar, Trevor-Hammond, Katrina-de-Jesus

NUSTAR, Cebu’s first IR, on track to open in March, 2022

NuStar Resort & Casino will be the first IR on Cebu, when it opens in March next year, marking a milestone in tourism and gambling development.
HK Stocks

Investors lulled into “false sense of security” on Macau 

Signs China is tightening its grip on Macau triggered a record sell off in the six operator stocks, although the latest edict shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Is cheating killing esports?

Recent cases of cheating in competitive esports have highlighted the growing problem of corruption in the sport, usually linked to illegal betting. Match-fixing is now the most serious issue facing the esports industry. 
Macau vaccinations

Asia rocketing ahead with vaccinations

The Covid-19 Delta strain has proven that despite strict lockdowns and border closures, it's near impossible for countries to completely eliminate outbreaks. 
Grand lisboa Palace, macau

Which casinos are open?

While the delta variant continues to push up daily case numbers across the world, a surge in vaccinations across Asia is starting to bring back confidence, allowing governments to begin easing restrictions in certain areas. Our September “Which casinos are open” update details the state of casino openings across Asia as of September 13, 2021. 
Social chatter eats into betting volumes, Paris Smith

Social chatter eats into betting volumes

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith said the company has seen a strong recovery in sports betting volumes since live events returned.
Hengqin-port

Hengqin plan seeks to force diversification and operators will need to play their part

Beijing has set out its blueprint to diversify Macau's economy through a plan centered on Hengqin, though at present it’s long on vision and short on detail.
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

Basketball‌ ‌scores‌ ‌in‌ ‌Olympics‌ ‌betting‌ ‌preferences‌

Basketball surged in popularity in terms of Olympics sports betting preferences at Tokyo 2020, though sports book operators said the games were not a major driver of volumes. 
Singapore, social gaming, regulation

Regulators seek clarity on blurred lines between gaming and gambling

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is seeking feedback from the public on proposed amendments to the existing gambling legislation.

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