Good Morning. The next big market. All eyes are now on the UAE, as its move to establish a gambling oversight body bodes extremely well for casino interests within the region, with Wynn being one of the first movers. A scholar points out that the opening-up bears the hallmarks of Singapore, possibly bringing a new age to gaming in the region. In the Philippines, the PAGCOR chair says he welcomes an investigation into graft charges leveled against him, pushing for accountability. And in Macau, gaming crimes are on the rise since the territory opened back up again.

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UAE’s possible legalization is major change for Asia: scholar

The UAE’s decision to effectively establish a gaming regulator, headed by none other than former MGM CEO Jim Murren, is a “sign of extremely serious commitment” towards casino legalization, according to a top gaming scholar. The move expands Asian gaming to a new frontier, similar to the opening of Singapore, albeit with different rules expected under the political, and religious, framework.

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