Wednesday, September 18, 2019

INTELLIGENCE

Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates go.

Blockchain technology finds route onto casino floor

Two years on from Bitcoin’s mainstream breakthrough, land-based casinos are beginning to explore valuable use cases for the technology upon which the leading cryptocurrency is built.
Crown casino

Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.

Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming

After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 
Betradar, virtual sport

Virtual sports gather speed in Asia

Dismissed in the past by skeptics and naysayers as “animated roulette,” virtual sports have come a long way since their early days of crudely drawn graphics and limited betting options and are firmly taking hold in Asia. 

Asia’s casinos eye benefits of going cashless

Political hurdles have slowed Asia’s progress towards a cashless model for casino gaming, but wider social trends and potential benefits to anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and responsible gaming checks could persuade regulators to reconsider.

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Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming

After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 
Crown casino

Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.

Blockchain technology finds route onto casino floor

Two years on from Bitcoin’s mainstream breakthrough, land-based casinos are beginning to explore valuable use cases for the technology upon which the leading cryptocurrency is built.

Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates go.
Japan Diet Session

Policy delays give late movers a fighting chance

The Abe government's decision to drag its feet on more detailed regulations governing the IR industry and to delay the establishment of the Casino Management Board may exercise an effect on which local governments get licensed and which IR operators are selected.