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Illegal casino development in Kayin state provokes protests

2019-12-02

Reports have emerged from Myawaddy, near the border with Thailand, of hundreds of people protesting over eviction from their homes, apparently to make way for a new Chinese-financed illegal casino.

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Greater China investors eye Myanmar

2019-08-07

Casino investors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have made enquiries about operating in Myanmar after the government passed new regulations in May.

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Casinos to be legalized under new gambling law in May

2019-04-01

Casinos will soon be allowed to legally operate in Myanmar with the 2018 Gambling Law to be enacted in May, according to the Myanmar Times. The ne

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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

2019-03-01

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina reg

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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

2019-02-08

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

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Myanmar eyes casinos to boost tourism

2018-12-14

Myanmar looks set to be the next Asian jurisdiction to open its doors to IRs as the government seeks to attract much needed tourism dollars, with experts in the region predicting strong interest from potential investors.

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Myanmar gambling bill passes lower house

2018-09-14

Myanmar's Gambling Bill, which will allow foreigner-only casinos to operate in the country, has been passed by the lower house of Parliament, accordin

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Myanmar casino bill submitted to Lower House

2018-08-22

The opening of foreign-only casinos in Myanmar is now one step closer with the submission of the Gambling Bill 2018 to the lower house of parliament o

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Govt issues warning to telecom companies about online gambling

2018-05-25

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has issued a warning to all private telecommunication companies to “stay out” of illegal onlin

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Insurgent attack targets casino

2018-05-14

An attack by insurgents in Myanmar that killed at least 19 people was targeting soldiers and militia members who allegedly ran a casino.

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Myanmar to open casinos following amendment to gambling law

2018-04-30

Casinos may finally be able to operate in Myanmar after amendments are made to the Gambling Law, U Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate

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Ministries working on gambling law changes

2018-02-21

The ministries of Hotel and Tourism, Planning and Finance and Home Affairs have joined together to work on changes to Myanmar’s 1986 gambling law th

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Myanmar tourism ministry has no objection to casinos

2018-02-10

Myanmar’s Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Ohn Maung, says that a relaxing of the country’s gambling laws will allow foreigner-only casinos

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Chinese gamblers held captive in Myanmar

2018-01-23

Dozens of Chinese families have received ransom demands to secure the release of relatives being held over gambling debts in Myanmar, the South China

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Chinese gamblers held captive in Myanmar

2018-01-23

Dozens of Chinese families have received ransom demands to secure the release of relatives being held over gambling debts in Myanmar, the South China

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Myanmar regions seek casino permission

2018-01-04

Five regional and state ministers in Myanmar have asked for permission to operate casinos in hotels in their territories during a meeting with the cou

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Myanmar MPs call for gambling crackdown

2016-12-15

MPs in Myanmar’s Lower House of parliament have called for a crackdown on gambling, saying a 1986 law covering the sector was outdated and insuffici

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Myanmar border casinos to face scrutiny

2016-08-08

Two casinos operating in Myanmar will soon face scrutiny from the regional government after questions were raised of whether the casinos were legal un

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Casinos of Laukkai still thriving in the conflict-torn region on China’s border

2015-11-29

Myanmar police believe there are around 50 casino “clusters" in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, suggesting around 7500 gambling tables, all opera

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