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Time to move the regulatory goalposts

There is no question that the global sports betting market is massive and growing fast. According to figures from respected statistics company, Statista, the global gross gaming yield now stands at about $400 billion, with the majority of that generated in Asia.

Government launches survey of IR bid intentions

The central government bureaucracy has launched its first major initiative since the July passage of the IR Implementation Act by beginning surveys on the...

Facing the challenges of technology

New technologies, in particular facial recognition, have the potential to revolutionize the interaction between the casino and its customers, though regulators may be less enthusiastic.

NZ racing shakeup raises industry hackles

Opponents of the sweeping changes proposed for the racing industry in New Zealand are questioning whether the reforms are legally and practically possible.

IR business risk assessment remains tentative

Despite the July 20 passage of the IR Implementation Act, all assessments of business risk for IR operators remains tentative, says Hitoshi Ishihara, partner...

Goa outlines new casino policy

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a statement on the floor of the legislative assembly on Friday announcing that offshore casinos in the state will be shifted to a designated gaming zone within a period of four years, G.Laws reports.

Regulation to stimulate growth

Cambodia is expected to introduce its long-awaited casino regulation in September, which may attract further investment to one of Asia’s most vibrant markets.

Asia’s emerging casino markets question whether size matters

When the 10.5 million-square-foot Venetian Macao opened its doors in 2007, it upped the ante on the scale of casino developments and helped inspire Singapore, Korea and others to undertake major IR projects.
Pagcor

Pagcor says license moratorium to protect industry returns

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp said the decision to put a moratorium on issuing further land-based casino licenses in the country was designed to protect investments made by existing operators.

Philweb fights to regain lost ground

Almost two years after losing its license in a spat with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, gaming technology company PhilWeb Corp is on a charm offensive to win back lost business with improved content and services.
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
Cruise Ships Crisis

Cruise industry struggles with Covid comeback

As the world struggles to get back to its feet, the Covid-19 pandemic has left the cruise community wondering if things will ever get back to the way they were before.

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Macau gaming law revision not likely until late 2021

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Okada Manila warns against fake room/scent sales

Okada Manila is warning against fake sales of its hotel rooms and signature scents. In two notices on its website, it says the scents are counterfeit and the rooms are being sold through unauthorized agents. 

Reef Casino Trust sees rise in H2 distributable profit to $8.5m

Australia's Reef Casino Trust said it expects distributable profit for the second half to be about $8.5 million, up from $5.2 million in the second half of last year, explaining it has had a solid second half with good rental income from the Reef Casino Hotel.