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Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: ‘Skin gambling’ avoids detection by Chinese authorities

Good Morning. Video gamers in China have gotten under the authorities’ skin, avoiding strict anti-gambling laws by trading physical modifications of characters, known as ‘skins’. A recent study shows just how the large the market has grown, despite government crackdowns. In Singapore, Las Vegas Sands has reduced the size of its fourth hotel tower, to 587 rooms, but has received approval for construction. And in the Philippines, authorities are aiming to reduce the tax rate on winnings – on both casino and lotto winnings.

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eSports, China

Chinese video game websites were able to find a way around the country’s strict gambling prevention laws through ‘skin gambling’ – with players buying and trading characters’ appearances for large sums of money. According to a recent report, given that transactions were largely cashless, they were difficult to detect and prevent by Chinese authorities, leaving a question mark on the actual total value of the underground industry.

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The Philippines’ ongoing move to drop taxation rates, in particular for online, are a good thing, says Jade Entertainment CEO Joe Pisano, as authorities crack down on facilitators of bad actors.

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