Asia’s glitzy IRs and casinos around the world are not attracting large numbers of Japanese tourists, despite their propensity to gamble in pachinko parlours at home, operators on a panel at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona said.
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.
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.
BetConstruct, EveryMatrix, and Spearhead Studios, have entered a strategic partnership which aims to bring the three together in a close working relationship to attract new audiences and offer exciting content to operators in many jurisdictions.
Belle Corp., which owns half of City of Dreams Manila, said its income in the January-to-September period plunged by 96 percent to P93 million from last year’s P2.56 billion, as the pandemic shuttered its facilities and halted tourist arrivals.