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Macau operators confident of pent-up demand when restrictions lift [video]

Macau's six operators have just finalized another earnings round, with the figures badly affected by Covid travel restrictions in 3Q21. Despite predictions that the quarter would be a washout, Morningstar analyst Jennifer Song tells us they weren't as bad as she had expected.

Japan’s three IR candidates not all guaranteed winners

Japan’s three IR license candidates are preparing their plans to submit to the central government for consideration next year, with the coast now looking clear from any potential political hiccups, such as the one that derailed Yokohama’s aspirations in August.

Cambodia casinos poised for growth as borders reopen

Cambodia’s casinos have reopened and are seeing lower headcounts due to travel restrictions, but are being supported by a higher quality of player, says Loren Stout, CEO and co-founder of Dragons Point Live.

Dr. Brett Abarbanel on blurred lines between gambling and gaming

In this face-to-face talk, Dr. Brett Abarbanel gives her thoughts on the cross-over between video games, gamification, and gambling games.

Local demand propels Tigre de Cristal revenue to pre-Covid levels

Tigre de Cristal in the Primorsky Krai gambling zone in Russia has seen its revenue return to pre-Covid levels, if not better, due to strong support from the local market.

Genting Malaysia seen rebounding strongly as the country opens

In this week’s Face-to-Face, Nomura's Tushar Mohata explains what will be driving growth for Genting in Malaysia and its various operating markets.

Macau needs to shift from its zero-covid policy: Tash

Alidad Tash, Managing Director of 2NT8 Limited believes the time is now ripe for policy changes, particularly when it comes to the Macau Zero-Covid policy.

NagaWorld ramps quietly, expansion projects still on the cards

NagaWorld reopened after a six-month shutdown. NagaCorp chairman Timothy McNally however stresses that the company has not stood idly by over the last year.

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.

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.