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Beyond Macau: how Asia’s casino space is shaping up in the 2020s

With multiple new destinations opening up over the coming years, Asia’s casino space will have a very different feel in the 2020s.

Suncity Group pushes back Hoi An acquisition date

Suncity Group has requested another extension for its deadline to purchase a 34 percent stake in Vietnam’s Hoi An project until August 31. The deal...

Police bust Vietnam betting ring worth $26m

Police in Vietnam have smashed on online betting ring thought to have been worth about $26 million, arresting four people, local media reports.

China protests seen unlikely to dent Indochina prospects

A backlash against a perceived influx of Chinese investment has sparked protests in both Vietnam and Cambodia this year, though experts say the outlook for two of the region’s most promising gaming markets remains positive.

Vietnam passes bill to allow betting on approved sports events

The Vietnamese government has passed a new law that allows locals to bet on government-approved sports events, local media reports. Named the Law on...

Interblock enhances its presence at New World Hotel, HCMC

Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) supplier Interblock has announced the placement of its Diamond Virtual Baccarat with seven seats and Diamond...

MGM offers reward for info on guest murder

Executives at MGM Resorts’ Circus-Circus property on the Las Vegas Strip are offering a $10,000 reward for information that may lead to the identification and arrest of whoever murdered two Vietnamese guests at the hotel.

Public opposes SEZ land-lease proposal

Vietnam’s proposal for three special economic zones (SEZs) continues to spark debate in the ongoing National Assembly (NA) sitting, with the proposal for investors...

Laguna Lang Co gets casino license, expects 2022 opening

The Laguna Lăng Cô integrated resort is expected to open its new casino in 2022, after receiving the country’s first casino license in ten...

Three SEZs too many for Vietnam, conference told

Vietnam should not try to build three special economic zones (SEZs) at once, but should hold a test run of one first, a leading lawyer and delegate to a National Assembly conference said.


Broken Tooth to bring chess and poker tournaments to China

Former triad leader Wan Kuok-koi, known also as Broken Tooth, has partnered with an unnamed Beijing firm to bring chess and poker tournaments to...

Construction activity could be related to gaming license play

A recent uptick in construction activity from gaming-related companies could be a play for a 7th or 8th gaming license, said Union Gaming in...

FEC to employ “Asian Wallet Strategy” in Europe

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium says it expects its casino gaming business to drive higher profitability in the long-term, according to comments made in...

Pagcor H1 gaming revenue up 18.1 percent

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. reported an 18.3 percent increase in gross revenue from gaming operations in the first half of 2018, beating its target by 9.7 percent.

Yokohama draws over 51 million tourists in 2017

Yokohama city, which is now mulling the possibility of an IR bid, drew over 51.4 million domestic and foreign tourists in 2017, according to...