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Matsui introduces antimicrobial chips

The Matsui Group has launched a range of antimicrobial casino chips designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. 
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Singapore sees delays in casino expansion

Singapore Tourism Board CEO Keith Tan said he expects the island nation’s two IRs to move ahead with their plans to expand their resorts, but that delays are “inevitable” given the Covid-19 situation.

Wynn says Macau marketing war unlikely

Wynn Macau doesn’t foresee Macau’s six operators undertaking a major marketing push or promotional push to win back clients and expects there to be plenty of business once travel resumes.

Mohegan ready to take over Boston casino from Wynn

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has told an American newspaper that should the Massachusetts Gaming Commission find that Wynn Resorts is unfit for a license to open its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino complex, that they are ready to step in and buy the property.

Macau gaming taxes up 17 pct in Jan-Sept.

The Macau government saw a 17 percent year-on-year rise in direct gaming tax revenue in the first nine months of the year, according to data from the Financial Services Bureau (DSF) released on Monday.

Pagcor acts immediately to shut down Boracay casinos

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. says it has had no hesitation in canceling the licenses for any and all Boracay casinos under its jurisdiction.

Another illegal casino busted in Yokohama’s Naka Ward

Police raided an illegal casino in Yokohama’s Naka Ward on Wednesday morning, the second such high-profile bust since July.

Yggdrasil to supply slots to Genting U.K.

Yggdrasil has reached an accord to provide its full slot game catalogue, including the popular Vikings game, to Genting U.K., a unit of Malaysia’s Genting Group.

Wakayama bucks trend with tourism decline

In the midst of booming tourism throughout Japan, Wakayama Prefecture bucked the national trend by recording a small dip in tourism in 2017.
Transact Technologies

Transact Q2 revenue gains 8 percent as international casino sales surge

Transact Technologies said its Q2 net sales rose 8 percent, boosted by surging sales to casinos in Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Lower spending tourism dominating in Macau: Bernstein

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the week to May 23 was up 12 percent from the prior week, but was still 6 percent lower than April, with the lower end tourism market comprising the majority of arrivals, according to Bernstein Research.

Interblock eyes convergence as market challenges persist

Interblock says it’s still seeing challenging times across Asia, with the ongoing travel restrictions forcing jurisdictions to extract as much value as possible from local markets. The company welcomes the Philippines’ lead in allowing local IRs to begin accepting online bets and says this may be a new area of opportunity. 

Vietnam mulls plans to open Phu Quoc to vaccinated tourists

The Vietnamese government is studying ways to open up Phu Quoc island to fully vaccinated travellers as a first step in reviving international travel. 
hong Kong

HK police arrest 23 in multi-million dollar gambling bust

Hong Kong police have arrested 18 people in a bust on a triad-controlled bookmaking syndicate that took in more than HK$3.4 billion ($438 million) in illegal bets on horse racing and football in the first four months of this year.
Macau, tourism, stimulus package

Macau latest week GGR down 24% from prior: Bernstein

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the second week of June was down 24 percent from the prior week and off 51 percent from May due to ongoing restrictions in neighbouring Guangdong on new Covid outbreaks, according to Bernstein Research.