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Scientific Games

Scientific Games eyes listing on ASX

U.S. gaming supplier Scientific Games is looking at listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, which would help raise funds and reduce debt.

Wakayama IR Promotion Council urges operator selection

A general meeting of the Wakayama IR Promotion Council held last weekend passed a resolution urging the prefectural government to make its decision on an IR operator partner as soon as possible.

Politics may upset Japan’s IR apple cart [video]

Daniel Cheng, a seasoned casino veteran who was formerly leading Hard Rock International’s effort to gain a license in Hokkaido, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about Japan’s creepingly slow progress towards its first IRs.

GKL April sales gain 48.4% over March

Grand Korea Leisure said its casino sales rose 48.4 percent in April from the prior month, though are down 86.1 percent from the same month last year.
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PH Resorts eyes Japan’s high rollers with junket accord

PH Resorts, which is developing the Emerald Bay resort on Cebu, has signed an accord with a junket operator aimed at tapping into Japan’s VIP market.
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Macau average daily visitation gains 40% in Golden Week from April

The average daily number of tourists to Macau during the Golden Week holiday was 37,000, which is a gain of nearly 40 percent from April's average daily arrivals, according to official figures.

SJM to raise about $197m through HK$ and MOP note issue

SJM Holdings said it expects to raise net proceeds of HK$1.24 billion ($159.6 million) and MOP298 million ($37.2 million) from an issue of senior notes in Hong Kong and Macau. The notes will carry interest of 3.9 percent. 
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Mohegan’s Incheon theme park may face long delay/revision

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment's planned outdoor theme park at its integrated resort in South Korea may face long delays and plans are being revised, local media reports.

Delta closes Sikkim casino until May 16

Delta Corp, India's only listed casino operator, said it had shut its casino in Sikkim due to a surge of Covid in the state.
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Resorts World LV gets high praise from gaming board

Genting's Resorts World Las Vegas property has received licensing approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which praised the $4.3 billion project and its execution. 

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Paradise Hotel Busan has announced it is trialing an ‘AI Serving Robot’ to expand its non-face to face services to its food and beverage establishments.

Genting HK agrees financing package with creditors

Genting Hong Kong has reached a financing accord with creditors under which it will receive EUR300 million ($362.2 million) in new funding and the renegotiation of interest and maturities on existing debt.
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Genting Spore Q1 casino revenue ticks higher, other metrics deteriorate

Genting Singapore has reported a 2 percent increase in casino sales from the final quarter of last year, indicating the pent-up demand that had been driving performance has largely stalled.

Okura Holdings to close two underperforming pachinko halls

Hong Kong-listed Okura Holdings said it was closing down two of its pachinko parlours due to intense competition in the industry and the impact of Covid.