Good morning. The Tak Chun junket trial in Macau has already revealed that company employees knew proxy betting was taking place in VIP rooms, but with claims employees had no involvement, with gamblers allegedly using phone apps to bet in Manila casinos. Also in Macau, the finance secretary says he’s unsure how many satellite casinos will survive. And Genting doubles down on New York, investing another $100 million into Empire Resorts.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Witnesses: proxy betting took place in Tak Chun VIP

What you need to know

  • Witnesses in the first day of the Tak Chun junket trial have said proxy betting took place in its Macau VIP rooms, but claim employees were never involved.
  • Genting Malaysia Berhad is further buckling down on New York, investing $100 million in Empire Resorts, increasing its investment to $624.4 million.
  • Macau’s finance secretary unsure how many satellite casinos can remain open after the new concessions are issued, operators must retain employees.

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Court hears proxy betting took place in Tak Chun’s VIP rooms

Testimony on Monday revealed that Macau junket Tak Chun employees witnessed, but allegedly didn’t assist in, proxy bets taking place in the group’s VIP rooms. The defense claims the admission proves they knew the activity was illegal, but former junket boss Levo Chan revealed little in his statement.

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