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Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: The Star quandaries and Macau CNY progress

Good Morning

Australia’s gaming crackdown continues, with The Star facing a new inquiry which is “unimaginable” considering its recently renegotiated terms for employment and cashless gaming at its Sydney casino, notes an expert. In addition, Macau’s Chinese New Year revenues continue to impress, but market share gets further divied up. Meanwhile, Genting continues to thrive in Singapore, with a significant profit rise last year, as revenues attempt to reach pre-Covid levels. In Macau, Forbes’ rich list highlights fortune again, with Galaxy’s Chairman in the Top 10.

What you need to know

  • The Star situation “unimaginable”, after recent tax negotiations, Macau CNY influx unsustainable and Feb. GGR not certain to top Jan.
  • Genting Singapore’s net profit reaches $456 mln in 2023, marking an 80 percent increase year-on-year.
  • Macau casino tycoons feature on Forbes’ rich list, with Galaxy Entertainment Group’s chairman, Lui Che Woo, in the top 10.

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