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Macau drops tourist tax idea

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced on Thursday that it was dropping the notion of imposing a tax on inbound tourists. “After making a...

GMA warns Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose”

Global Market Advisors issued a research brief on Monday about the current status of the IR project in Japan, including a warning to Japanese...

Casino winnings taxation policy delayed until next year

Some lawmakers have grown concerned that the proposed policy on the taxation of casino winnings is too heavy-handed, and a settlement of the issue has been delayed until next year.

Osaka government plans for IR tax revenue division

Osaka’s governing party has finalized its plans on how to divide IR local tax revenues in the event that the central government licenses the Yumeshima IR and its separate initiative to administratively merge Osaka prefecture and city is approved in a popular referendum expected to be held in late 2020.

Duterte gives POGOs three days to pay taxes before being “punched”

President Rodrigo Duterte personally entered the debate over delinquent Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) on Friday, warning them that unless these firms paid their taxes within three days, they would be “punched” and “shot.”

POGO crackdown has produced $25 million in extra tax revenues

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has declared that the task force led by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has wrung an additional PHP1.2 billion (about $25 million) in tax revenues from a delinquent POGO that was temporarily shut down in September.

Parañaque POGO shut down for tax payment failure

Branches of the large POGO called New Oriental Club88 Corporation (NOCC) were shut down by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) after it was discovered that they had not registered to pay taxes.

Casino operators may be required to report all guest winnings

The Japanese government and ruling party are concerned that foreign gamblers could slip away without paying taxes on their casino winnings, and they are now trying to design a system that will hold the casino operators responsible for collecting the needed information.

House panel passes POGO bill amidst taxation controversy

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved the bill imposing a 5 percent tax on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) based on gross receipts derived from gaming operations, even as one government official denied their right to do so.
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With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.
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Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia's online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
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Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

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