Daniel Cheng, a seasoned casino veteran who was formerly leading Hard Rock International’s effort to gain a license in Hokkaido, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about Japan’s creepingly slow progress towards its first IRs. He says the pandemic has complicated matters and arguably the process should have been put on hold, but it’s politics that have the potential to really change the landscape.
Sports betting and gaming software provider BetConstruct continues to expand its catalog of live casino games for the UK Market. Providing an ever-diverse array of Live Casino Gaming to its White Label and Turnkey partners including VBet UK.
Hong Kong-listed Emperor Entertainment Hotel Limited has announced a special dividend of HK$0.05 per share, to be paid out on June 25, 2021 to shareholders.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.