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Gaming consultants woo local governments

Four major companies, all of them related to the auditing industry, have been competing to offer gaming-industry consultancy services to Japanese local governments as...

Regulatory uncertainty continues to cloud prospects

In late February, gaming industry stakeholders converged in Goa at one of India’s first gaming specific conferences: Sports Betting & Gaming India (SBGI). The...

Red tape kicks World Cup prospects

Russian bookmakers are hoping for a bonanza from the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in the country less than two months from...

Racing to win the millenials

Attracting younger demographics has long been the challenge for horse racing and Asian racing clubs are leading the way when it comes to ensuring...

Will U.S. Supreme Court’s sports betting decision affect gambling in Asia?

When in 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court accepted to hear the appeal in the Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association case (later renamed Murphy...

STC initiatives fire up racing prospects

Singapore Turf Club, under new leadership, has embarked on a series of initiatives to help racing in the island state return to its glory...

Investors dodge tax bullet, discuss development plans

Operators in Russia’s Far East have won a reprieve from a potentially punishing new tax region and are now discussing further development plans with...

Rich prospects for VIPs

China’s VIPs are once again driving gross gambling revenue across the region, with the Philippines tipped as being one of the best-placed jurisdictions to...

Ramp up seen as theme parks draw in crowds

An increase in visitation is expected to drive gaming business at Resorts World Genting this year, although analysts say the two key attractions in...

Melco’s meta-Morpheus

Melco Resorts and Entertainment exited one of gaming’s most successful joint ventures early last year, putting it in a position to reap the full...

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With just one year to go before the expiry of Macau’s casino concessions, the government has announced a major overhaul of its gaming regulator, more than doubling the number of inspection staff