Sunday, September 19, 2021

NEED TO KNOW

MGTO pushes on with Mainland marketing with $17m in discounts

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will continue its marketing efforts in China next week with a five-day roadshow in Chengdu.

Genting Malaysia reopening likely “imminent” : UOB Kay Hian

Genting Malaysia has not yet reopened its casinos, but the permission is expected to be “imminent,” local brokerage house UOB Kay Hian wrote in a note.

Scientific Games appoints Connie James as EVP and CFO

Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Connie James as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary, effective October 15, 2021.

Macau tourism authorities see 35k daily visitors for Golden Week

Macau tourism authorities expect to welcome about 35,000 visitors a day during the Golden Week holiday, up slightly from the 30,000 predicted in August.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Asia Gaming Briefings - September edition 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – September 2021 Edition

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, our focus section in this September edition of Asia Gaming Briefings is on the sports betting world.
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NUSTAR, Cebu’s first IR, on track to open in March, 2022

NuStar Resort & Casino will be the first IR on Cebu, when it opens in March next year, marking a milestone in tourism and gambling development.
HK Stocks

Investors lulled into “false sense of security” on Macau 

Signs China is tightening its grip on Macau triggered a record sell off in the six operator stocks, although the latest edict shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Is cheating killing esports?

Recent cases of cheating in competitive esports have highlighted the growing problem of corruption in the sport, usually linked to illegal betting. Match-fixing is now the most serious issue facing the esports industry. 
Macau vaccinations

Asia rocketing ahead with vaccinations

The Covid-19 Delta strain has proven that despite strict lockdowns and border closures, it's near impossible for countries to completely eliminate outbreaks. 
Grand lisboa Palace, macau

Which casinos are open?

While the delta variant continues to push up daily case numbers across the world, a surge in vaccinations across Asia is starting to bring back confidence, allowing governments to begin easing restrictions in certain areas. Our September “Which casinos are open” update details the state of casino openings across Asia as of September 13, 2021. 
Social chatter eats into betting volumes, Paris Smith

Social chatter eats into betting volumes

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith said the company has seen a strong recovery in sports betting volumes since live events returned.
Hengqin-port

Hengqin plan seeks to force diversification and operators will need to play their part

Beijing has set out its blueprint to diversify Macau's economy through a plan centered on Hengqin, though at present it’s long on vision and short on detail.
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

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Basketball surged in popularity in terms of Olympics sports betting preferences at Tokyo 2020, though sports book operators said the games were not a major driver of volumes. 
Singapore, social gaming, regulation

Regulators seek clarity on blurred lines between gaming and gambling

Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is seeking feedback from the public on proposed amendments to the existing gambling legislation.
Philippines, online

Philippines casino potential seen as intact, despite Covid/China clampdown

After President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a moratorium on new casino investment, two groups have said they will dust off mothballed projects for the Philippines.
Jane Tsai

Operators need space for innovation

Jane Tsai, managing partner of JCT Holdings, said she expects demand in Asia to be stronger than ever once vaccinations are rolled out and travel resumes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Asia Gaming Briefings - September edition 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – September 2021 Edition

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, our focus section in this September edition of Asia Gaming Briefings is on the sports betting world.