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Illegal casino development in Kayin state provokes protests

Reports have emerged from Myawaddy, near the border with Thailand, of hundreds of people protesting over eviction from their homes, apparently to make way for a new Chinese-financed illegal casino.
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Greater China investors eye Myanmar

Casino investors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have made enquiries about operating in Myanmar after the government passed new regulations in May.

U Thant Sin Lwin

Acting Director General of Myanmar's Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.

Casinos to be legalized under new gambling law in May

Casinos will soon be allowed to legally operate in Myanmar with the 2018 Gambling Law to be enacted in May, according to the Myanmar...
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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.Cambodia,...

Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.
Myanmar

Myanmar eyes casinos to boost tourism

Myanmar looks set to be the next Asian jurisdiction to open its doors to IRs as the government seeks to attract much needed tourism dollars, with experts in the region predicting strong interest from potential investors.
Myanmar

Myanmar gambling bill passes lower house

Myanmar's Gambling Bill, which will allow foreigner-only casinos to operate in the country, has been passed by the lower house of Parliament, according to...

Myanmar casino bill submitted to Lower House

The opening of foreign-only casinos in Myanmar is now one step closer with the submission of the Gambling Bill 2018 to the lower house...

Govt issues warning to telecom companies about online gambling

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has issued a warning to all private telecommunication companies to “stay out” of illegal online gambling, or face...

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