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Macau’s visitor arrivals surged 43.6% in 1H24

Macau's visitor arrivals surged by 43.6 percent year-on-year to 16.7 million in the first half of 2024, recovering to 82.4 percent of the pre-pandemic levels in the same period of 2019. 

Dowinn Group reopens all VIP rooms in PH, but majority record no activity

According to a source familiar with the situation, a leading junket operator in the Philippines, Dowinn Group, has reopened all of its previously shuttered VIP gaming rooms. However, the majority of these rooms have not recorded any activity.

Philippines banning POGOs starting from year-end: President

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has announced a ban on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) during his latest State of the Nation Address.

Look inside Macau’s failed ultra-luxury hotel The 13 after its ‘reopening’

Macau’s failed luxury hotel The 13 is attempting a comeback, as it aims to keep its hotel license in the SAR, having recently announced its reopening, pushing to fulfill its license renewal process, expected to take place in October, before its expiration in December.

Entain to appoint former Games Global Chairman Gavin Isaacs to CEO in September

Global sports betting and gaming group Entain has announced that it will be appointing Gavin Isaacs as its new CEO, effective from September 2nd, 2024.

Philippines Senate defends priorities while police promises safety in POGO probe

Suspended Bamban Mayor Alice Guo has sparked further controversy by suggesting that Philippine Senators Risa Hontiveros and Sherwin Gatchalian should prioritize national issues over her case. Senate President Francis Escudero responded, asserting that Guo has no authority to dictate Senate priorities, especially when under investigation for involvement in illegal Philippine Overseas Gaming Operators (POGO) activities.

AGTech wins lottery terminal supply tenders for Shaanxi, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces

Lottery and integrated technology and services company AGTech Holdings Limited (AGTech) has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has recently won several lottery terminal procurement tenders in mainland China.

Gambling Commission withdraws previous SkyCity Auckland casino suspension

New Zealand authorities have officially withdrawn a previous 10-day application made to temporarily suspend SkyCity Entertainment Group's Auckland casino gambling area after the company agreed with a 5-day operation suspension.

Evolution reports robust financial results in 1H24

Evolution, a B2B solution provider for casino operators, has reported notable growth in both revenue and profitability first half of 2024, which it indicated reflected its ongoing expansion and strategic initiatives.

Uncertainty looms over Philippines’ POGO industry before Marcos state address speech

Rumors of an impending POGO ban by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr are making the rounds ahead of the latest State of the Nation Address (SONA) this Monday.