Good morning. Bring on the Chinese tourists! Southeast Asia is now primed to receive the much-awaited tour groups from mainland China, with Macau fighting to be the primary destination, even as Hong Kong offers enticing packages that could lure them away from gaming. And Australia’s Aristocrat aims to up its Real Money Gaming (RGM) arm by finalizing its acquisition of Roxor Gaming.
What you need to know
- China outbound tour groups resume today, with Macau fighting to be a primary destination, despite pressure from Hong Kong.
- Aristocrat ups its real money gaming offerings by finalizing the acquisition of Roxor Gaming.
On the radar
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- NSW to move to cashless gaming system within five years.
CHINA TOUR GROUPS
Macau fights to be a top destination for China tours
China’s outbound tour groups are set to restart today, with Macau fighting to be the top destination to capitalize on the pent-up demand. Other countries, such as South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam are also contending for the crown, while neighboring Hong Kong is offering enticing packages to lure potential punters. The offerings could have a knock-on effect, however, as gamblers come to the casino enclave after a sojourn in the neighboring SAR.
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