Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: October sees more casinos open, countries out of lockdown

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Good morning. Over the last month, we’ve been very encouraged to see more countries coming out of lockdown and in some cases, even start to think about reopening to international tourists again. Today, we take another look at which casinos are open across Asia as part of our October update. The scales are shifting!

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: October sees more casinos open, countries out of lockdown

What you need to know

  • The Philippines has taken steps to improve its AML/CFT procedures but remains on the FATF grey list, with junket supervision a concern.
  • The first public consultations on proposed amendments to Macau’s gaming laws covered social responsibility, supervision, and local shareholding requirements. 
  • Macau has reported the highest visitor arrival number since the city went into lockdown last month. 
  • Vietnam is pushing ahead with plans to reopen the country to foreign tourists, starting with five provinces including Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh.

On the radar

  • Karnataka High Court rules out arrests under state gambling ban.
  • Authorities propose Phu Quoc destination list for travel reopening.
  • MGM, Wynn have reached vaccination milestones within their organizations.

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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: October sees more casinos open, countries out of lockdown

Which casinos are open? (October Update)

The month of October has seen more countries in Asia coming out of lockdown and in some cases, opening up their borders for domestic interstate and international travel. More confidence is building in Asia – and both analysts and industry observers are waiting patiently for the day pent-up demand meets quarantine-free travel. Our October “Which casinos are open” update details the state of casino openings across Asia as of October 26, 2021. 

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