This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
Macau's non-resident workforce had declined by 7.7 percent as of November to 180,962, with the biggest declines seen in the hotels, entertainment and gaming sectors. Gaming saw an 8.8 percent drop from the prior year.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment said Morpheus at City of Dreams, Star Tower at Studio City, Altira Macau and Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila have become among the first hotels and resorts in the world to achieve the Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide certification.
The local chapter of Japan’s leading opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, has formally asked Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to withdraw her comments to the city council that indicated her view that there is “no significance” to a popular referendum on IR development.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing
what 2020 may have had in store.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.