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Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: India with strong gaming potential, facing hurdles: Consultant

Good Morning. India’s gaming industry, particularly in Goa, is facing parallels with Macau’s early days, with rampant possibilities, albeit tempered by regulatory challenges and a steep tax framework, notes a top consultant. Meanwhile, MGM Resorts is taking the Federal Trade Commission to court over actions taken in the wake of the September cyber-attack which disrupted its IT systems for days and cost it millions. In Macau, Bank of America is estimating that Melco Resorts will resume its dividend payments as early as next year, ahead of previous expectations.

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Strong gaming potential but regulations/tax hindering growth: Consultant

A top gaming consultant says that a recent trip to India highlighted the growth potential of the nation’s gaming industry, with parallels to the early days of Macau‘s liberalized gaming environment. However, regulatory hindrances and a high taxation framework are slowing the potential growth of the industry – issues that can hopefully be cleared up following the upcoming elections.

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