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China’s individual visa policy starts without direct flights to Macau

The inclusion of eight mainland cities into the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for visits to Hong Kong and Macau came into effect on Monday, May 27th, however a lack of flight links could hamper visitation.

Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian files bill to ban POGOs

Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has introduced a bill to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) citing rising criminality linked to the industry.

Kuala Lumpur cops bust call center tied to gambling, love scams

Police in Kuala Lumpur have arrested 12 individuals following a raid on a call center involved in a love scam and online gambling operations in the city.

Philippines likely to exit FATF grey list despite gaming-linked money laundering: Moody’s

The Philippines is likely to exit the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) soon, despite a high incidence of money laundering, mainly in the gaming sector, says a Moody’s analyst.

Macau casino staff recruited by crime syndicate for cheating scheme, 8 arrested

A criminal syndicate is suspected of recruiting casino employees in Macau to manipulate poker cards, causing specific sequences and outcomes in games.

Belle Corp to cut the number of directors from 9 to 7

Belle Corp, the parent company of Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), has announced a streamlining of operations by decreasing its number of directors.

Emperor Entertainment to acquire Hong Kong serviced apartment building for $90M

Emperor Entertainment Hotel Ltd has announced an agreement with its parent company to acquire a serviced apartment building in Hong Kong for HK$700 million ($90 million).

Shin Hwa World planning a major capital reorganization

South Korean integrated resort operator Shin Hwa World Ltd has announced a Special General Meeting to be held on June 13th to discuss a major capital reorganization, which includes consolidating shares and reducing share capital to offset accumulated losses.

Group alerts to surge in young gambling addictions in Japan

Japan's Society Concerned about Gambling Addiction has pointed out that the proliferation of online betting due to COVID-19 has led to a surge in young individuals developing gambling addiction.

“POGO Mayor” can seek reelection despite preventive suspension: election commission

Alice Guo, known as the "POGO Mayor", can run for reelection in next year's midterm elections despite facing a pending preventive suspension, the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Thursday.