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Singapore sees delays in casino expansion

Singapore Tourism Board CEO Keith Tan said he expects the island nation’s two IRs to move ahead with their plans to expand their resorts, but that delays are “inevitable” given the Covid-19 situation.

Metro Manila quarantine strengthened and lengthened

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, responding to appeals from frontline medical workers battling Covid-19, has ordered a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), the second-strictest designation,...

Manila general community quarantine extended to August 15

Metro Manila will have no relief from its Covid-19 related general community quarantine until at least August 15, according to a decision made by...

Belle Corp H1 revenue plunges as gaming evaporates

Belle Corp posted a 52 percent drop in first half revenue as its share of gaming revenue from City of Dreams Manila plunged 87 percent.

Travel bubble important catalyst for MBS, RWS: Bernstein

The creation of a travel bubble between Malaysia and Singapore is seen as a significant catalyst for the island’s two IRs, although severe capacity restrictions will create headwinds, according to Bernstein analysts.

Malaysia open to online gaming?

Malaysia has opened its doors to online gaming companies and is offering generous incentives to firms that relocate, according to Philippine market regulator, the...

Tax authorities warn POGOs to pay tax before reopening

The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue has reiterated that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) need to pay a 5-percent franchise tax before they can resume their operations and denied that the levy was a new cost for business.

Tougher quarantine restrictions a possibility for Manila

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque says that Manila could go into stricter quarantine measures if the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. The spokesman made...

25,000 casino workers tested so far, all negative

More than 25,000 Macau casino workers have undergone COVID-19 tests so far, with no positive cases reported, according to the Macau Health Bureau.  According to...

GentingBet partners with XB Net for North American racing

XB Net, the leading provider of premium content for US horse and greyhound racing, has announced its latest partnership with GentingBet, the UK sportsbook...

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