Sunday, September 19, 2021

Laos denied petition to seize U.S. assets to settle casino debt

The government of Laos has been denied a petition to seize lakefront properties in the U.S. state of Idaho in its attempt to enforce a $3.7 million settlement related to casino projects in the country.
Pfizer vaccine prevents 90% of Covid cases in study

Vaccination rates in Southeast Asia hampering return to ‘normal’

Misinformation and conspiracy theories are hampering Southeast Asian nation's recovery from the pandemic by slowing vaccination rates, reports show.
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Kings Roman Casino owner resumes airport construction

The owner of the Kings Roman Casino in Laos has reportedly resumed construction of a controversial airport in the Bokeo province.

Mekong special economic zones harbour illegal gambling: report

Many of the special economic zones that have been set up in the Mekong region to spur foreign investment and boost economies are also home to a range of illicit activities including illegal gambling and drug trafficking, according to a U.S. report.
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Laos eases covid lockdown, gaming remains closed

The Laos Prime Minister’s office on Saturday has issued a notice extending the country’s virus prevention and control measures by 15 days to July 4, but has eased some restrictions. 
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Laos extends lockdown to June 4 as cases continue to rise

Laos’ Bokeo province, which is known for having casinos catering to Chinese tourists, appears to be the center of the country’s covid-19 outbreak.
Which casinos are open?

Which casinos are open?

With so many lockdowns and restrictions happening across Asia's gaming jurisdictions, it is easy to lose track of which casinos are currently open, closed,...

Sanctioned casino mogul explores Laos expansion

The owner of the Kings Roman casino in the Golden Triangle is reportedly seeking a plot of land in Laos for tourism and agricultural development.

Laotian casino district put under two-week Covid lockdown

Lao authorities have placed the northwestern Bokeo Province’s Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, a casino entertainment district that caters mainly to Chinese tourists, under a two-week lockdown after a Chinese worker tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.