Wednesday, June 19, 2024



Proposed GST amendment to offer potential relief for India’s online gaming industry

The Indian government is considering providing some tax relief to the country's online gaming industry.

Aruze Gaming Global granted approval for the Philippine and Macau markets

Aruze Gaming Global has been granted license approvals in both Macau and the Philippines and is targeting further expansion within Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam via new offices and distributorships.

Laurence Hawke appointed new CFO for Newport World Resorts operator

Seasoned casino finance veteran Laurence Hawke is going to be joining the operator of Newport World Resorts, in Manila, as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Konami showcases its latest offerings sweeping into APAC

Konami highlights its newest products, showing its commitment to the APAC region, with more customization, including new games for its massive Dimension 75C cabinet.

Macau targets hosting 2 international sports events per month: Pansy Ho

MGM China's Chair says that the Macau government has mandated casino operators host two international sporting events each month, along with a major arts event every two years.

Macau daily GGR softens amid European Cup: HSBC

Macau's daily run-rate, also known as daily gross gaming revenue (GGR), recorded an 18 percent week-over-week drop, which is believed to be associated with the ongoing European Cup (Euro 2024).

Over 40 PIGO operations approved as of June, 13 yet to commence activity

Philippine Inland Gaming Operators (PIGOs) continue to expand, with the nation's gaming regulator indicating there were some 44 service providers authorized as of early June.

MGM China to issue $500M in new debt financing: Moody’s

MGM China, a majority-owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, will issue $500 million in new senior unsecured notes, rating agency Moody's Ratings stated.

Alice Guo appeals to Philippine President for fair probe amid POGO link allegations

The embattled suspended Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo has submitted a letter to Malacañang, the Office of the Philippine President, appealing for a fair investigation into the allegations against her, including her supposed involvement in illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) activities.

Hong Kong police arrest almost 60 people in illegal sports betting crackdown

Hong Kong police have arrested almost 60 people in a crackdown on illegal online gambling websites that have taken $58.9 million in bets on football, horse racing, and card games since the start of 2024.