Sunday, September 19, 2021
Thailand Phuket

Thailand to open Bangkok, other destinations from Oct. 1

Thailand will begin opening up its capital city, Bangkok, and other key destinations from Oct. 1st as it tweaks its policies to learn to live with the virus.

Authorities in Thailand bust $45.5mln online gambling ring

Thai place have busted a large-scale online gambling ring worth some 1.5 billion baht ($45.5 million).
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Covid roundup: restrictions tighten across Asia

Numerous nations in Asia on Wednesday reported record rises in new Covid-19 cases, as the Delta variant continues to affect the region.
Anita Chan, compass edge

Interview with Anita Chan: Pinpointing emerging tourism trends [video]

Anita Chan, CEO of Compass Edge talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about trends in domestic tourism across Asia and how markets are positioning to reopen.

Thai police arrest 18 in online gambling raid

The cyber division of Thailand's police force has arrested 18 people in raids on an online gambling syndicate in the country's central Pathum Thani province.
Thailand Phuket

South Korea, Phuket slowly opening borders

Since Thursday, fully vaccinated visitors have been able to skip mandatory quarantine in South Korea, as long as they don’t travel from any Covid-19 hot zones.
cambodia, poipet

Cambodia closes borders with Vietnam, Thailand

Cambodia has temporarily closed its borders between Thailand and Vietnam in a bid to control the surge of the new covid-19 Delta strain. 
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.
Jeju island

Covid sparks innovation in domestic tourism

Covid has triggered a major tourism reset across Asia, with governments forced to pivot to the domestic market, which prior to the pandemic received little support in terms of finance and marketing.

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.