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Crown / Star monopoly a small price to pay

A combined entity consisting of The Star Entertainment Group and Crown Resorts would create a behemoth gaming enterprise not just in Australia, but in the wider Asia gaming market, though market observers have flagged a number of regulatory hurdles that could hinder it from ever becoming a reality. 

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Japan’s creepingly slow progress: Daniel Cheng

PH Resorts, developer of the Emerald Bay resort in Cebu is looking to attract Japan VIP players after signing an accord with junket operator ASKI Japan.

Star Entertainment’s first five months showcases domestic resilience

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment said its gross gambling revenue was up 37 percent year-on-year in the five months from January to May, highlighting the resilience of Australia’s domestic market.

Aristocrat mulls M&A to expand in digital

Aristocrat Entertainment CEO Trevor Croker said the company plans to “significantly escalate” its focus on convergence products and services, which may involve mergers and acquisitions.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: The race to save Christmas

Time is growing short to boost holiday cheer in the Year of Covid and to save our Christmas with a bounty of good tidings. One effort in this direction revolves around “staycations,” a push in several Asian jurisdictions to bolster year-end revenues using the domestic patrons who can still reach the entertainment facilities.

Suppliers get igaming boost

Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.

Australia, Two-year wait for gaming demand to normalize

Australia’s gaming venues may have to wait as long as two years for gaming revenue, demand, and turnover to return to “normal levels,” according...

Star July gaming revenue at 80% of prior year; domestic investment bears fruit

Star Entertainment Group said its domestic gaming revenue in July reached 80 percent of the prior calendar year and that investment in its properties will enhance long-term growth potential.

Tabcorp digital turnover grows, though group posts loss

Tabcorp digital turnover outstripped retail turnover for the first time in a full year after Covid-19 forced the closure of its outlets and tipped the group to an $870 million ($631.8 million) loss.

Australia gaming to return to normal in FY23: AGE Panel

Australia’s gaming venues may have to wait as long as two years for gaming revenue, demand, and turnover to return to “normal levels," according...