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Monitoring the Mekong

Monitoring the Mekong

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.
Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising emerging markets in Asia and recent changes in regulation will unlock plans for an ambitious project to create a Macau-style entertainment hub.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September.

Cambodia tourism arrivals down 72% this year

Cambodia has attracted 1.22 million foreign visitors during the first eight months of 2020, down 72 percent from 4.36 million over the same period last year.

New airport to improve access to Dara Sakor megaproject

The Dara Sakor International Airport, capable of handling long-haul aircraft such as Boeing 777s, will open in 2021 improving international access to the mammoth Dara Sakor Resort project in Cambodia's Koh Kong province. The resort includes residential apartments, hotels and casinos. 

Fincy explains Yatai withdrawal, says not involved in gambling

Fincy explained its rationale for withdrawing from a project in Myanmar, saying it has zero tolerance for any form of illegal activity and has at no point had any involvement in developing online gambling applications. The company, which offers a blockchain-based payment app, wrote the rebuttal on its website in response to what it said were factual inaccuracies about its involvement in the Yatai City development.

Fincy

Blockchain-based payment app, owned by BCB Blockchain. Based in Singapore, the company in October pulled out of the Yatai-City smart project in Myanmar.

Thailand, Malaysia step up anti-online gambling efforts

Thailand’s anti-online gambling efforts continue to show results, while Malaysia’s crackdowns keep exposing crooked cops.

Kings Roman head funds Mekong port

A sanctioned Chinese casino magnate is backing the construction of a new international port on the Mekong River in Laos, adjacent to his Golden Triangle gambling and tourism complex.
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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.

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