Jurisdictions benefiting from local support will continue to outperform in the first half of next year, with destination markets such as Singapore, Macau and Las Vegas, likely to begin a faster pace of recovery in the second half once vaccines become more widely available, Fitch Ratings said.
Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said one of its security workers has tested positive for Covid-19 during routine health screening protocols. The company said the worker is receiving treatment at a government hospital and did not interact with guests.
The Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia has issued industry guidelines to provide clarity on certain advertisements, including a provision that advertisements directly encouraging any form of gambling are not acceptable.
The Malaysian police force is opening an investigation paper into the alleged involvement of senior officers with individuals being held in connection with the so-called Macau Scam and online gambling syndicates.
The Sarawak Police Contingent has been declared by their colleagues as being particularly proficient in investigating and busting illegal online gambling rings.
Malaysia has allocated money to develop its eSports sector for the third year in a row in its annual budget, this time earmarking about $3.6 million.