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Chongqing resumes IVS visa processing

2020-06-04

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

2020-05-29

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

2020-05-22

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

2020-05-15

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

2020-05-08

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

2020-04-29

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

2020-04-13

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

2020-04-03

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

2020-03-20

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

2020-03-06

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

2020-03-05

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

2020-02-28

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

2020-02-28

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

2020-02-26

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

2020-02-05

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

2020-02-04

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

2020-02-03

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

2020-02-03

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

2020-01-19

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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