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Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.
Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s sports betting law are likely to fuel black market gambling and slash tax revenue for the government, experts say.

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.
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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. 
The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

Marina Bay Sands has introduced a state-of-the-art hybrid broadcast studio, complete with holograms and virtual reality, as it seeks to salvage its MICE business.
Navigating Korea’s online maze

Navigating Korea’s online maze

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

Punters flood the sports betting zone 

Kung Volleyball, ping pong and Tajikistan football leagues are just some of the exotic sports that saw wagering action during the pandemic shutdowns, though now regular events are opening up, operators are noting a big swing back to old favourites.
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Is it time to rethink the industry or is it business as usual?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pretty much decimated the brick and mortar casino and betting shops worldwide, is there light at the end of the very long tunnel?

IPL to mark bounce back for India’s online fantasy games

While the legality of sports betting in India remains a question of debate, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.
Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

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Regulating the Game organizers mulls postponing event 

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CNMI regulator wants to hear from prospective igaming operators

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Macau places four Chinese provinces under quarantine list

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