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Reading Japan’s political runes

Reading Japan’s political runes

The appointment of Yoshihide Suga as prime minister of Japan may have subtly shifted the sands when it comes to the two top contenders to host an integrated resort in their cities.
Navigating nasty surprises

Navigating nasty surprises

When anyone mentions online gaming in Asia, one country used to come to mind as the primary target – China. 
Russia growth prospects fail to excite

Russia growth prospects fail to excite

Summit Ascent Holdings says it remains “cautiously optimistic” about the long-term future of Russia’s Far Eastern gaming zone, but has begun looking for faster growth opportunities.
Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Crown Resorts is expected to keep its coveted Sydney license, but a suitability probe has unveiled a pattern of compliance breaches and lax corporate...
Paradise Co. Aug. sales flat month-on-month

Paradise September sales improve

Paradise Co., which operates foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, saw an improvement in sales in September from the prior month, even though they were down 71 percent from the prior year.
Cambodia parliament passes gaming law

Cambodia parliament passes gaming law

Cambodia’s National Assembly has unanimously approved a long-awaited law to govern the country’s casinos. 
Putin tightens tax controls

Putin tightens tax controls

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law that will require casino operators to step up their identification of patrons in a bid to improve tax revenue.

Will Beijing’s sabre-rattling affect Chinese travel decisions?

China’s threat to draw up a blacklist of countries targeting gambling is most likely directed at the online industry, though may be enough to deter some travellers even if the government doesn’t follow through with its action.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Through government action and a cultural norm of wearing face masks when ill, Cambodia has seen few get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September. 
Suncity wins three investor relations awards

Suncity wins three investor relations awards

Suncity Group Holdings has been given three investor relations awards from the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.

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