Wednesday, June 29, 2022


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Chongqing resumes IVS visa processing


Chongqing has resumed the processing of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and group tour travel visas to Macau and Hong Kong, according to an announce

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Aggregators look beyond content to grow Asia’s online sector


Content aggregators have long been the go-to solution for operators looking to quickly and easily enter online markets in Asia.

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Chinese will travel, but Covid-19 raises questions on spending power


Mainland Chinese may still have a thirst for travel post the Covid-19 pandemic, but views are divided as to how much disposable income they may have to spend, especially in the region’s casinos.

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Poker eyes renaissance during sports lockdown


With Asia’s sportsbook operators scrambling for solutions as the global sports calendar remains in lockdown, one often forgotten vertical is back in the limelight.

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Will to travel remains strong once safety policies in place


Mainland Chinese are still keen to travel despite the Covid-19 pandemic and Macau and Vietnam are likely to be the first destinations to benefit once travel restrictions are lifted and flights resume.

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Guangdong, Fujian recovery bodes well for Macau: Bernstein


The Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Fujian are recovering faster than many other provinces in Mainland China, which should bode well for Macau’s gaming industry, Bernstein Research said.

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China to target gambling, fraud perpetrators amid COVID-19


The Chinese government is set to intensify its crackdown on illegal online gambling, as well as telecom and internet fraud, which has increased amid t

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China tourism - the road to recovery


The good news first: Chinese will remain Chinese. After the number of persons globally suffering from Covid-19 has come down to a socially acceptable

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Virus exposes China risks


The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted once again how one of the biggest draws for casino investors in Asia can become the largest liability. Operat

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Asia affiliates begin to come of age


The Asian igaming sector continues to attract high levels of interest from betting and casino operators targeting markets such as Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia and, of course, China; which remains by far the biggest of them all.

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Lottery sales plummet in Jan, could be zero in Feb


China lottery sales plummeted 43.3 percent year-on-year in January, due mainly to a shutdown of most lottery operations on January 22 to observe annua

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ASEAN Gaming Summit releases China Travel Trends Whitepaper


Despite recent economic turmoil caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, Chinese outbound tourists are expected to remain as the main-stay market ke

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500 com net loss widens in 19Q4


Chinese lottery company 500 dot com recorded a widened net loss in the fourth quarter of 2019, reaching RMB307.9 million (US$44.2 million), mainly due

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Asian betting revenue could spike as high as World Cup Finals


LeTou CEO Paul Fox said he believes betting revenue in Asia could be “on a par” with the FIFA Football World Cup Final, should the Chinese men’s

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Chinese tourists likely to travel again after Easter: COTRI


Professor Dr. Wolfgang George Alrt, founder and director of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) said he expects Chinese outbound tou

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Hong Kong closes several major border crossings


Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Monday announced the closure of a number of border crossings with China, with exception of the Shenzhen Bay jo

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Zhengming Pan out at 500 Dot Com


A Sunday filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that former Director and CEO Zhengming Pan had resigned from 500 Dot Com, effect

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Coronavirus impact on aviation and tourism worse than SARS


The Center for Aviation (CAPA) says it expects the Wuhan Virus will have a ‘vastly’ greater impact on the region’s aviation and tourism than tha

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500 Dot Com reorganizes Japan bribery investigation committee


500 Dot Com issued an announcement last Thursday that one of the four members of its Special Investigation Committee on the Japan bribery allegations has already stepped down and that a law firm has been hired as an advisor to the committee.

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