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).
The government and people of Guam are debating Bill 226-35, which would ban gambling-related activities such as casino games at carnivals, as well as pachinko, video horse, and greyhound race machines.
The Malaysian state of Terengganu, governed by the Malaysian Islamic Party, is reportedly mulling a relaxation of its bans on gambling and alcohol in order to attract visits from cruise ships.
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