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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.

Foreign tourists may also face gambling profits tax

Some foreign tourists who win at casino games at Japanese IRs may be hit with an income tax bill  before they leave the country, according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun.

ACT becomes third state to introduce POC tax

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is set to become the third state in the country to introduce a point of consumption (POC) tax, local...

Govt to bring casino industry in line under new Act

With the Nepalese gaming industry expected to boom, the government has announced it will be submitting a new casino bill aimed at encouraging foreign...

Taxing the casino winners

Debate in the Diet over the IR Implementation Bill has revealed that the Japanese government likely intends to tax any players who come out ahead in their casino gambling, though the matter is still being debated among the bureaucrats.

Russian gambling tax revenues up 27 pct in 18Q1

Tax revenue from Russia’s five gaming zones increased 27 percent year-on-year in 18Q1, with a total of RUB 189.15 million (US$3.2 million) in taxes...

Vietnam mulls cutting casino tax incentives

Vietnam is considering a proposal to cut tax incentives give to casino and other gaming ventures in the country’s special economic zones (SEZs), local media reports.

Suncity forms Japan consortium, eyes local gaming in Vietnam

Suncity Group, Macau’s leading junket operator, has formed a consortium in Japan to study a potential license bid there, executive director Andrew Ho said in an interview.
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. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...


Ho Iat Seng

Coronavirus live updates: No HK/Macau travel bubble until fourteen days of no new cases

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
Suppliers get igaming boost

Suppliers get igaming boost

Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
Ho Iat Seng

Macau gaming law revision not likely until late 2021

Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry. 

Delays and doubts over Yumeshima transport infrastructure

If the IR policy delays have created a threat to Yokohama’s plans that are primarily political, the deepest concerns for Osaka arguably relate to its effect on transportation infrastructure to the man-made island of Yumeshima.

Local demand drives surprise Singapore earnings beats

Singapore’s two integrated resorts surprised analysts with the strength of their most recent results, despite higher entry fees for locals and a lack of international travel. 

Rough sailing for Japan’s pachinko industry

The board of Dynam Japan Holdings, the largest pachinko firm if measured by the number of its outlets, has provided some insight into how this industry has fared in the year of the coronavirus.