Fredric Gushin, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the snail's pace of the regulatory process in Japan. He says the framework that has been put in place isn't ideal and some changes are needed to ensure an adequate return on the multi-billion dollar investments that are planned.
Cambodia's Sihanoukville, home to multiple casinos, remains in the country's Covid yellow zone due to new cases with all large gatherings and gambling strictly prohibited.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it has turned over another P1.34 billion to the government to help combat the Covid pandemic, taking its contribution to P3 billion.
Las Vegas Sands has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in an effort to convince lawmakers to legalise casinos in Texas.
Wynn Resorts is enhancing its existing protocols in Las Vegas and equipping armed security officers with ballistic body armor.
Donaco International said it expects to see a pick up in its slot machine business at the Star Vegas casino in Cambodia after new management restructured the machines to better suit the taste of its clients.
SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland casino will be allowed to reopen from Sunday, March 7, with physical distancing requirements in place, after New Zealand moved the city to Alert level 2.
South Korea's Paradise Co. reported a 36.2 percent drop in casino sales for January, compared with the prior month, to KRW27.28 billion ($24.5 million).
The Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore (MHA) announced that it will be reconstituting the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) to establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) by 2021. The GRA will have an expanded mandate to regulate the entire gambling landscape in Singapore.
As Macau celebrated the 20th anniversary since the handover to China last December, there was no indication of how the gambling hub’s fortunes were...